Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 9 reviews
9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: jzubot from Upstate NY, Canada
I was looking for a dry fly rod for small to mid sized streams and found my rod in the Access. Very surprised at the ease of casting it on my first trip. No complaints!!!
My new favorite rod -
By: Ericky from Florida
I purchased this 4wt for a trip to the Smokies. This rod handled flawlessly. It was very responsive and cast well. I mainly fish in saltwater, but now I am looking for small ponds where I live just so can use this rod more.
Best Rod for the Money -
This is one sweet casting rod. I've owned rods costing twice as much and I go to this rod for a lot of my fishing---especially dry flies! You will not be disappointed.
Too light -
By: SkeeterDeeter from Washburn, WI
I liked this rod's performance, no issues there but it snapped very easily. Maybe it just had a hidden defect but I suspect the rod was designed to be light rather than strong.
Great Service, Great Rod -
By: GRP1 from Madison, WI
Purchased a 904 mid flex at the Orvis store after casting 6 other brands of comparable design and price, none of which could compare to the performance of the Access. Only criticism were the reel seat rings, which were pretty flimsy for a rod of this caliber. Had to return this rod because the tip guides were misaligned. Service at Orvis Madison store was outstanding; store was out of stock, but they ordered me another with special stipulation to inspect guide alignment before shipping. Received the new rod a week later - guides are in perfect alignment, and an unexpected but very welcome bonus were the apparently redesigned reel seat rings, which are much more sturdy (and fit my beloved Ross Cimarron much better) than those on the returned rod. New rod casts beautifully and flawlessly and handles everything from delicate midge presentations on glassy water to hauling conehead zonkers. I cannot believe there is a rod available anywhere in this price range that can match the performance of the Access series; truth be told, it outperforms my pricier Sages as well. An outstanding product.
Access 9ft, 4wt, outfit -
By: Quimby from South Dakota
Top 250 Contributor
I LOVE this outfit! It casts like a dream. I'm not an expert by any means but this rod casts a 22 trico better than any rod I own. I like it so much I am ordering a 6wt today. I did have Orvis spool the reel with their 3D WF line. The people at Orvis are outstanding to work with.
All Purpose Fly Rod -
By: FlyfishingManiac from Oregon
I fish all kinds of bodies of water and was looking for a fly rod for all types of water. In the first month of my purchase I have fished small streams, lakes and river. I bought this fly rod with high intentionsand this rod has exceeded my expectations. It casts so nicely! It makes me look like a professional with every cast. I can cast an extra 15 yards and lay the fly line on the water much easier then any other high dollar fly rod i have ever tried. Highly recommend.
Everything advertised -
Was looking for a small stream rod and selected the Access in a 9' length to allow "dabbling", ease of roll cast, etc. Personnel at local Orvis store took me out to demonstrate the 9' 4 wt. . He used an Access in the same length and weight and loved it. I do as well......I use in small stream and larger stream. Reasonable price and performs well.....very well.
Finally an Orvis! -
By: donnyboy209 from ATWATER,CA.
57 YEARS OLD AND HAVE WANTED AN ORVIS SINCE I WAS A KID.......ALWAYS REVERED AS A LEGEND WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING FLY RODS.I CAN NOW TRULY APPRECIATE THAT SINCE MY RECENT PURCHASE OF THE NEW ACCESS #4 WT FLY ROD.EXCEPTIONAL ROD, REGARDLESS OF THE PRICE AND ALSO AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED BY MARY OF THE ROD DEPARTMENT.FIRST ONE AND NOW SAVING FOR AN 8 OR 10WT SALTWATER MODEL.
|Access Fly Rods|
Cast this rod once and you'll question the low price.
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.
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