Encounter 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod Outfit

This 6 Wt. affordable fly rod is ideal for bigger freshwater applications.


Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. The 9'6" 6-weight Encounter rod outfit is a powerful big-water trout rod with that extra length that's perfect for reaching out on long mends or high-stick nymphing. Excellent option for stillwater as well. Go with confidence and a wallet that's still intact.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 26 reviews


25 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Nothing but outstanding - 11/12/2015
    By: from Colorado Springs, CO

    Picked this up after having hook setting problems with my 10' 3wt. First outing hooked and landed 15 Browns, Bows, and Cuts. No casting issues and everything that took the flies I was throwing came to net.

  • 4/5

    Orvis Brand - 11/12/2015
    By: from Nottingham

    With a branding such as Orvis you know you are getting a quality product and that is as it is with this rod. If you are thinking about buying it but figure a rod that's a few pounds cheaper in another brand will do what this rod does you are fooling yourself. This rod is a class above rods twice its price and there is not a rod below the price that can come near it for looks, feel or performance be you a beginner or someone who wants a quality brand name without paying the earth for it, you are catered for with this rod. Niggle, well yes I have one why put a reel with a rod like this that you do not list a spare spool for and fail to reply to a customer asking you "what gives with a reel less than 7 days old and you cannot get a spare spool for it"? Orvis you have supplied a rod at the top of its class but left me feeling cheated that the spools for this reel seem to be discontinued and that's not "Good Business Sense" we buyers have long memories and when we get stung like this we tend to look elsewhere in the future, take note! I would be interested in seeing a response to this review.

  • 4/5

    I can reach!! - 10/28/2015
    By: from Henry's Fork, ID.
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I was hopping to get a good 60 foot cast with this set up. I have enjoyed the fact that with this 9'-6" rod nymphing is a ton better with this rod and reel combo. This rod is perfect for high sticking. I have caught over 45 fish this first month

  • 5/5

    Encounter Fly Rod Outfit - 10/26/2015

    Really love this rod. As a beginner it seems like the perfect place to start. Got a chance to use it this weekend and the quality just speaks for itself. Thank you for quality products and great customer service.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Encounter Rod Outfit - 10/16/2015

    We were really excited to recieve our encounter fly rod outfits. The quality is wonderful and we just can't wait to try them out for the first time.

  • 5/5

    Super Happy - 9/1/2015
    By: from Chicago, IL

    This outfit was exactly what I was looking for. A great setup at a lower cost. Would make a great starter kit for any young anglers, as well.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great first purchase - 8/7/2015

    New to fly fishing so went to Google... Came across lots of people recommending the Encounter outfit for someone just starting out. So made a trip to the local Orvis store. Wow, what an experience. The salesman was very helpful and knowledgeable! Something you don't find much of these days! The Encounter outfit is very nice! Great value for the money. Both the product and the experience in store has led to a lifetime customer here!

  • 4/5

    First purchase from orvis - 8/7/2015
    By: from west sussex

    I have fly fished for over 30yrs and up until now avoided the more expensive end of tackle like Hardy, Loop and Orvis. I have never seen the need to pay inflated prices for tackle when there is so much choice of good quality cheaper ranges. However I was given an Orvis gift voucher for my 60th birthday abd decided purchase the Encounter Outfit. Online purchase easy, delivery very good and the rod and reel good quality and fairly priced. My only complaint is the reel does not fit the rod very easy and requires a lot of jiggling to get it secure. Landed a hard fighting 5lb rainbow first time out which it handled very well. nice action rod capable of throwing a long line with little effort.

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