Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 14 reviews
14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Favorite fly rod -
By: Steve4181 from Santa Fe N. M.
My wife got me the superfine glass rod in three weight for christmas. We went to the San Juan in January and i landed two 18" rainbows on this rod. That was unbelievable fun. This is now my favorite rod to cast. I did have to slow my rythm down, but it is very accurate & easy to cast. No regrets on this one.
Great Fly Rod -
By: MikeSh from Jamison, PA
This is one of the lightest and cast friendly 3 wt rods I've ever used. It is just the right length for small streams. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in a glass rod.
By: DoubleD7413 from SC
Been eyeing this one for a year and had to pull the trigger. Went out to fish it this past week and I just had to try a dry fly....this thing drops a dry like a soft snowflake. I can't wait until the weather warms up and we get some bugs
Best Gift Ever -
By: chuck21777 from Powderly, Texas
My wonderful son bought me the 3wt. Outfit for my 55th birthday. Now this rig has became my favorite. Not just because it was a special gift. This rod is so forgiving and accurate its like I'm a great caster now. It's just magical to throw. Also I love the Battenkill reel, the old school plam and click has a unique sound. As a matter of fact I love the feel of the glass rod so much I just ordered the 5wt. outfit. Can't wait until it arrives.
My best rod -
By: Watash from New Hope, Mo.
I have wanted an Orvis rod since I was a boy and my Grandad taught me how to cast with his old Orvis bamboo rod. When I heard that there was a fiberglass model, I started reading the reviews and it wasn't long before I placed an order for a superfine glass 7 foot, 3 weight. First impressions are that the rod is beautifully made. The fit and finish is very good, cork is top notch, and a fine reel seat. The pea green color is agreeable to the eye. I would like to have seen a cigar grip, but the one it has is no deal breaker for me. When I ordered the rod, I also ordered a hydros dt 3wt and spooled it up on an Abel Creek #1. Time to go fishing: here in Northeastern Mo. we don't have trout. We have a few small free flowing clear running creeks flowing into the Salt river. These creeks are home to fair populations of 5-7 inch goggle eye, and the occasional smallmouth. One of these creeks belongs to me. We'll, to me and the People of Missouri. I won't give it's name because it is a delicate fishery. I waded out into it's clear waters and cast a cruncher into a knee deep pool.The rod cast perfectly, an extension of my arm. I had cast it on the lawn at home, but this was different. It loaded so well and the back casts were, well, they were beautiful. And I'm not a great caster. It was almost as if I thought of a spot I wanted my fly to be the Superfine Glass put it there. Roll casts of 25 feet and more were very easy Back to the fishing though; on the third cast I caught a 6 inch goggle eye that put a nice bend in the rod, and better yet I could feel every tiny movement of that fish right down into the grip. That's when I knew I was fishing with the best fly rod I have ever owned I caught several more fish that day, a few bigger, a few smaller and the rod and line continued to amaze me. So here's my take: Rod is beautifully made Casts very easily( magic) Good color for stealth Light weight and balance I realize that this is not a trout story, but not all of us are fortunate enough to. Live near or have means enough to travel to trout waters. We do still recognize Orvis rods and Hold the tradition behind them. I spooled up a superfine 3 wf line and can't wait to get back to My creek.
By: olderthanbefore from East Texas
The name Orvis gave this rod is appropriate. There really is nothing not to like about the little jewel. With the correct line and reel (?? talk to an Orvis rep.) it is a joy to use. If you are new to glass, be patient, slow down a bit, and let the rod do the work it was designed to do. I like this rod a lot.
Great Rod -
By: Mark1967 from Golden, CO
This is such a fine small creek rod, love the slower action, great fly rod.
Fantastic Rod -
By: Ziggly from California
I purchased the 7 foot 3 weight outfit. The rod is fantastic, loads well at short and long distances. Very accurate. Nymphs are tough to cast, but that just might be the rookie in me. I fish mostly dry flies. Great for streams. Can handle small, medium and large trout with no problems. The battenkill reel is very nice. Lightweight and small. The superfine line is good, lands softly on the water so as not to spook skittish. However, the line is very fragile and frays very easily. Line gets a 3 star rating, rod and reel get a 5. Definitely worth the money. I had some issues with my order but the orvis customer service is great, each person I spoke with was friendlier and more helpful than the last.
Great Fly Rod Purchase -
By: FarandFine from Alexandria, VA
Top 10 Contributor
I purchased the Orvis Superfine Glass 7’ 3wt rod for panfish and small stream trout. Once again, the crew at the Arlington store provided noteworthy service. Getting the rod home, I paired it with a CFO II spooled with a 3wt Superfine Hydros and headed out to a neighborhood pond. Casting ability is the feature I like most about this rod. The action is slow yet the rod communicated just the right feedback to help me adjust quickly. After about 30 minutes my timing was on, and I began to experience the rod’s pinpoint accuracy. Where I could get a back cast along the pond’s wooded banks, 30’ plus casts ended with a bluegill bug plopping right in-line with the rod’s tip top. Roll casts were equally accurate. By the way, I am a moderate skilled caster and in my rush to get this rod on the water, my bug, leader and tippet set-up was not ideal, which highlighted the rod’s casting forgiveness. Hooking-up and landing several large bluegills was a blast; sets required a positive lift of the rod and I could feel every head shake during the fight. Later in the day I lawn-casted with a better matched terminal set-up and confirmed the rod’s casting performance and accuracy out to 45’. There is nothing I dislike about this rod; the blank, grip, hardware and finish are all first rate, as are the tube and sock. I took advantage of the Orvis web site to register my warranty. I would definitely purchase this rod again, and I look forward to using it on small stream trout soon.
Gotta Have Glass -
Got the 7' 3wt. A great rod for accurate casts in tough-to-reach pools. If you fish small trout streams with tight access, a rod like this is a must! Beautifully balanced, and casts farther than a little rod like this has any right to. Once I got the hang of the slower action, I could drop a fly with pinpoint accuracy. Looking forward to going out again with this rod!