Access 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex, 2-piece

Orvis Access fly rods redefine the balance between value and performance.


2⅛ oz. 8'6", 2-piece, Mid-Flex Fly Rod for 5-wt. line.

If there is a rod model that is considered the best “first” rod it is 8-foot 6-inch 5-weight. It is dead center in the middle of the rod arsenal in length and line weight and is good for panfish, trout, and bass on almost any type of water. This Access two-piece version is the perfect rod for the angler who fishes locally in creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes. Designed with our proprietary tapers and actions developed on Helios by our rod designers, the 865-2 offers premium performance, is lightweight, and comes at a remarkably low price.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews


4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Superior Rod - 4/30/2014
    By: from LACEYVILLE, PA

    This is my first Orvis rod and I couldn't be happier! From the ease of putting on the reel to the fluid casting and light weight of the whole outfit! A great price for great quality. I will be buying orvis rods from now on. Can't be beat!

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    got what i hoped for - 7/17/2012
    By: from hunterdon county, nj

    fair price, great warrenty, excellent quality, smooth to use, no faults

  • 5/5

    Nothing but Smiles - 5/13/2012
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    This rod has been the best rod I have ever used. The weight and flex are perfect. I would for sure buy another!

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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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