Superfine Touch 3-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Full Flex

Our Superfine Touch fly fishing rod offers a balance of power and control.


2¼ oz. 8'6", 4-piece, Full-Flex Fly Rod for 3-wt. line.

Fishing southern tailwaters typically requires tiny flies, delicate presentations, and lifelike drifts. Next time, let the rod do the finesse work for you. Light and smooth, but never rushed, the Superfine Touch 863-4 appreciates a slightly more subtle approach than its tip-flex cousins, and at 8'6", has wonderful mending capabilities, yet loads smoothly, with a Full-Flex action perfectly suited for size 22 Blue-winged Olives or size 24 Zebra Midges. Explore streams large or small, and know that your fly will be in good hands. Made in Manchester, Vermont.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 8 reviews


8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Perfect - 10/17/2014
    By: from Boise, ID

    This rod has been an amazing addition to my fly rod collection. The precision casts and soft presentations combined with the ability to handle larger (20+ inch) fish make this rod perfect for fishing all size streams and rivers. Did I also mention that it is beautifully made?

  • 5/5

    A nice change - 9/5/2014
    By: from New Richmond, WI

    I've fished ever faster rods as they came out. Finally realizing that a small stream trout rod has requirements not met by them, I tried the Superfine. While it has enough backbone to use spey techniques in tight cover, using small stream tactics, it presents a dry fly very nicely. The length of 8.5 ft allows good line control. The 3 wt is great. I am very satisfied that the rod has met my needs. Thank you

  • 5/5

    Super Superfine 8'6" 3wt - 8/31/2014
    By: from Centurion, South Africa

    I rigged my new Orvis Superfine rod with an Orvis Mid-arbor II reel and a Rio LT WF3F line and what a super combination it turned out to be. It's ideally suited for my small stream fishing in Mpumalanga, South Africa as well as for small still water trout fishing. Thanks Orvis!

  • 5/5

    Full Flex Superfine Touch Delivers - 8/19/2014
    By: from Bloomington, MN

    After using the 3-weight, 8 foot 6 inch Superfine Touch rod I'm very happy that full flex does not mean "wimpy flex." This rod is light in the hand, easy to cast, and has more backbone than I expected. I was able to cast a full range of dry flies and was impressed by both the distance and the delicacy with which the line and flies responded. Balances perfectly with my Battenkill 11 reel. A real winner!

  • 5/5

    Superfine Touch 3-weight 8'6" - 5/19/2014

    Great rod! super light and beautifully finished. I was impressed by its great dynamic range, loads with little line, yet it does very well at longer distances. Very accurate and easy casts.

  • 5/5

    OMG - 4/3/2014

    Fantastic rod. Light touch for dropping the fly on the most skidish trout in my home streams of Pennsylvania.

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 8/7/2013

    Most beautiful fly rod...responsive, well-made and delivered when expected.

  • 4/5

    Super. Fine. - 4/18/2012
    Top 250 Contributor

    I had never casted, let alone, owned a full flex-rod so I have little to compare it to. I'm certain that if I try others, they will not compare. I am very pleased with (and amazed at) its ability to load with very little line. It's a much welcomed addition to the stable of mid- and tip-flex Helios rods I have. If you haven't tried one you are missing out. I am considering another.

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