Access 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Mid Flex

Access fly rods find an ideal balance between performance and value.


2⅛ oz. 8'4", 4-piece, Mid-Flex Fly Rod for 3-wt. line.

The Access classic 8-foot 4-inch 3-weight dry fly rod in a mid-flex that offers a traditional feel. The length offers the casting control of a medium-length rod, but is still long enough to allow excellent reach for mending line. The 3-weight handles any size dry fly and allows you to drop a fly with delicacy and precision in just the right place. Access offers effortless casts, startling accuracy, and presentations that are sure to improve your efficiency, yet this fly fishing rod has more than enough strength to handle big broad-shouldered trout and is offered at an unbelievable price. The perfect fly rod for fishing small streams. Light in weight. Light in price.

  • Deep root beer color blank
  • Matching root beer woven-graphite carbon and champagne anodized aluminum gold reel seat
  • All chrome guides
  • Sunburst wraps with gold tipping
  • Gold ferrule alignment dots
  • Super grade cork handles
  • Safe Passage rust-colored rod tube with internal dividers
  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 7 reviews


    7 of 7 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Fine Rod - 7/13/2014
      By: from Northern New York
      Top 50 Contributor

      This is the third Access Rod I have owned and my first choice when fishing medium to small streams as summer progresses and the flies get smaller. I have used it for over a year now and it has enough backbone to fight larger trout but also enough flex to absorb impact if using an 8x leader with Tricos. On top of that it looks great when matched up with one of my Hydros reels. I use both a 3wt or 4wt line depending on conditions and am pleased with the casting performance of both. Great value for the price.

    • 5/5

      Timeless Quality/Service - 12/30/2013
      By: from Fredericksburg, TX

      Orvis service and product quality are unchanged since I called to purchase my first fly fishing outfit over 30 years ago. I still have that Allrounder and its Battenkill reel. This Access 3wt is a gift and the first rod for my wife and fishing partner of over 50 years. She had the advantage of fishing my rods for several years and wanted "her own rod". I think she made a good choice.

    • 5/5

      excellent rod - 6/7/2013
      Top 500 Contributor

      My dad bought this rod as an upgrade from my previous 3 wt. I fish the tailraces in Tennessee a lot and don't catch monsters very often, but this rod makes them feel like monsters. This rod cast with accuracy and finesse at any distance. Great rod all-in-all. Looks and feels great with my BBS II. As always, another great rod from Orvis.

    • 5/5

      Once I used one, I had to have one. - 7/5/2012

      I was on a guide trip in the Great Smoky Mountains and Used my guides 4wt Access. I was very impressed with the rod action and cast ablity. Onece I returned home I went to the local Orvis shop and purchase myself a 3wt. If your ever in east Tennessee, look up Rob Fightmaster for your Orvis guide to fly fishing for trout.

    • 5/5

      Top 250 Contributor

    • 5/5

      Great small stream rod! - 7/30/2011

      I fish a lot of small streams in the Smokies and the mountains of North Georgia. This is a great rod for this type of fishing. Very good accuracy and response to a short stroke that is needed to get under those over hanging trees. Excellent backbone for those long but delicate casts on some of the tailwaters here in the South. A six inch brookie feels like a "monster" on this rod.

    • 5/5

      Love this 3 wt. - 5/26/2011

      I borrowed this rod for a couple hours of spring creek fishing and I was really pleased. I loaded this 3 wt. 8'4" Access rod with 4 wt. line and used #10 bead headed woolly buggers and caddis with droppers, all combinations worked great.This is the lightest rod wt. I've used and it was perfect for the creek I was on. A real pleasure to cast and play trout on. FUN, fun, fun.

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    Access Fly Rods

    Cast this rod once and you'll question the low price.
    Cast it twice and you won't fish without it.

    Pay more for remarkably lightweight performance? There is no longer a reason. The new Orvis Access™ Rod Series offers true premium-rod, weightless performance at a remarkably accessible price. The carbon-based composite blanks are impregnated with a new epoxy-based resin system with plasticizers for a stronger composite. This is a proprietary new material demonstrating an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making these rods even lighter than some higher-priced models. Using proprietary tapers and actions perfected on Helios™ by Orvis rod designers over the past two years, Access rods offer a performance-to-price ratio unheard of in the industry until now. Access rods cast with the same power and precision as the highest-price rods on the market, are just as light if not lighter, and yet come at a price that is accessible to everyone.

    Access rods feature:

    • New material with remarkable strength-to-weight ratio.
    • Lighter than most premium rods.
    • Remarkably smooth and precise casting stroke.
    • Root beer blank and woven-graphite carbon and champagne anodized aluminum gold reel seat.
    • All chrome guides.
    • Sunburst wraps with gold tipping.
    • Gold ferrule alignment dots.
    • Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-rubber butt.
    • Super-grade cork handles.
    • Safe Passage rod tube with internal dividers.
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