Access 4-weight 7' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

A great rod for delicate presentations in tight fly fishing conditions.


2 oz. 7', 4-piece, Mid-Flex Fly Rod for 4-wt. line.

The 7-foot 4-weight 4-piece is one of the favorite freshwater rods in the Orvis arsenal for small stream and backcountry trout anglers. Combining its ability to pack down to fit any pack and its remarkable ability to cast accurately in the tightest spots, this little rod has captured the imagination of both eastern and western small stream anglers. This new Access version is wonderfully light in weight, allows precise casts into tight spots and offers wonderful tippet protection and great responsiveness at a price you will find hard to believe. Every small stream challenge will bring a smile to your face and every fish hooked will be felt right into your soul. At this remarkable price, there is no better brookie and small stream fly rod value in the world.


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


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Typical Orvis..........Outstanding! - 11/18/2013
    By: from Minneapolis, MN

    Have been looking for a HIGH QUALITY shorter 4 or 5 weight for some time to fish the small SE Minnesota and NE Iowa streams. They're typically brush covered and under the canopy of overhanging trees so I knew (from past experience) that this rod would be a great alternative to my 8 and 9 footers. Out of the tube I was taken back by just how light the rod was but yet a few false casts in the living room suggested the backbone necessary for the job. On the stream this past weekend for the rods chirstening, I hooked up with a nice 12" brown in the second pool I fished, enjoyed the battle and brought the fish to net. The amazingly fast tip on the short/light rod took me a while to get used to as I set the hooks out of the mouths of several trout. After an hour I had the "feel" of this great rod and know that it's going to be my go to rod for small streams. I love it! By the way, I ordered it on line and got a shipping notice the next morning! Just another perfect transaction from a great company.

  • 5/5

    access 4 weight 7' - 10/15/2013
    By: from dahlonega, georgia

    This rod is INCREDIBLE!!! I was worried that I was paying too much for this, but after catching a 22incher on it my first time using it, I quickly figured out how amazing it is. It has the weight of a feather, casting ability of a 12', and the precision of a rifle. I would recommend this rod to anyone who enjoys trout fishing.

  • 5/5

    stunning - 8/28/2013
    By: from Hazleton Pa.

    my access is incredible. The weight of this rod is awsome. Caught an 12 inch rainbow as the first fish on this rod. Wow is all I can say. Casts wonderful and gets you where you want to be. A very awsome rod indeed. Thanks Orvis for another great job. This rod is a very welcome addition. I will be using this rod mostly on small streams, but not afraid of bigger water as it casts wonderful. Would highly recommend this rod to anyone who is interested in a great little rod.

  • 5/5

    Good small stream rod - 3/6/2013
    By: from Castle Rock, Colorado

    Well, after using this 4wt rod with a large arbor real I can say on the small streams with tight cover casting this is know my go to, do everything, rod. I love how I can have the touch with the little guys and it handles the large fish just as well with all the control I need.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Access - 6/20/2011
    By: from Raleigh, North Carolina

    I didnt know much about the rod when I purchased it, however casting it felt great. Nymphing and long cast worked great, roll cast and short distance cast were average. The rod is very light which is good for someone looking to improve casting and even more enjoyable for someone who really wants to feel the fish at the end of their line. I'am curious to see how long and durable these rods will last as I plan on using this as my go to rod and put aside the much lower priced TFO 5wt that still works like a charm.

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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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