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 4.6 / 5 based on 16 reviews


15 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Everything and more - 7/21/2015
    By: from Stowe, Vt

    I ordered the 6 weight encounter and love it. For the money I was impressed with the quality and the feel of the rod I have caught trout and bass on this outfit and has handled everything that has been on the other end.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Rod - 6/2/2015

    This rod setup is excellent. I took it out of the box and was ready to hit the water right away. The reel & line are top quality. The tapered leader was long and at the very end where it was ultra thin it snapped when subject to little force. But I just cut off the super thin part and was good to go. Highly recommended for a beginner/intermediate/expert - It'll get the job done.

  • 5/5

    Proof of pudding - 4/20/2015
    By: from Stony Stratford

    First time out 4 fish landed...,,, must be a good rod because I never catch like that! Seriously, a very nice looking rod, well equipped with reel, line and leader. Nicely packaged, promptly delivered, ready assembled. Easy to cast and very competitively priced. Very happy customer.

  • 4/5

    Very Good - 2/19/2015
    By: from Salem, South Carolina

    Combo is very well made and attractive. The backing and fly line are of good quality. As a once a year fly fisherman and a novice also, it really fits my need and pocketbook.

  • 5/5

    Solid performance - 10/29/2014
    By: from USA

    I was skeptical at first due to the composite material of the reel, but after a full day of field testing, i came to the conclusion that i enjoyed the light weight durability of this product. Caught a 26 incher on my first day out with this Orvis Outfit.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Outfit - 8/24/2014
    By: from West Lothian, Scotland

    Great outfit. Used it on my local trout fishery as soon as it arrived and although I didn't catch anything, I had a fantastic day. When I produced my rod to the owner he was full of compliments and said that I didn't cut any corners with this outfit. He even had a few casts himself and he was very impressed.

  • 4/5

    Great Product, Minor Problems. - 8/5/2014
    By: from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    I will say that this fly outfit is very nice. I am an avid fisherman and just started delving into fly fishing a few years ago. I did a lot of research and landed on this particular one. I was very excited to receive it and, when it finally came, I immediately opened it and put it together. This is when I discovered the problem. The leader had completely wrapped around the shank of the reel. It was twisted and knotted, and the only way I could remedy this was to take apart the reel and untwist all of the line. Now, I have had a lot of experience taking apart reels and drag systems before- so I knew to watch out for all of the little springs and tiny metal pieces that these reels are made of. I was able to successfully untangle the line and now the reel works perfectly. I didn't appreciate having to take apart my reel 15 minutes after having it delivered, but everything turned out okay in the end. I still highly recommend this outfit to anyone who is looking for a beginner system.

  • 5/5

    good outfit - 7/22/2014
    By: from Springcreek, TN

    It arrived on time in a sturdy box. The fly shop was extremely helpful with all of my questions.

  • 5/5

    good combo outfit - 7/4/2014
    By: from Springcreek, TN

    It arrived on time in sturdy shipping box. Great customer service. Just add a fly and a pond/lake. Their flies are much better than what is available locally.

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