Venturing into the backcountry in search of a hidden alpine lake or crystal-clear stream can often reward you with a stunning fishing experience, full of eager little trout and memories you'll always hold close. Take advantage of your next angling adventure with the Superfine Touch 761-4, a compact, Full-Flex rod that has just enough length to effectively manage your line, but remains short enough to use in-and-around cover. Highlighted by its dry-fly casting and ultra-smooth presentation, the Superfine Touch 761-4 makes each fish feel like a trophy and makes any fishing trip complete. Made in Manchester, Vermont.
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 18 reviews
18 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Rod -
By: oldflyfisherman from Thermopolis, WY
I have had this rod for 2 years and love it. It casts great and is easy to control. I fish small creeks with this for brook trout and have no more trouble than usual casting 20 to 30 feet even in a gentle Wyoming Zephyr. I have a ranch and carry this with me all the time, whether moving cows or fencing and have not broke the rod case so am impressed with that. I am used to slow rods so this fits me well, but even my grand kids, 8, 5, and 3, can cast it. It works much better than the rod I am using in the attached photo
Outstanding little rod! -
By: Neanderthal from Puyallup, WA
Top 250 Contributor
I bought this gem to fish some of the small mountain streams and creeks here in the Northwest. What a beauty to cast all day and the action of a full flex rod is a wonderful thing.
My New Favorite Rod -
By: CTTroutBum from Marlborough, CT
I have been fly fishing for three years now and started the traditional way, with a 9ft, 5w. The more I fish, I find myself really enjoying and pursuing small streams for wild brook trout and a 5wt is overkill. I purchased the 7'6 1wt with the CFO I reel back in January 2013 and have been fishing it for two months now. Between this and my non-Orvis 3w I am in fly-fishing Heaven! This rod will handle almost anything I throw at it. It is perfect for my small stream fishing adventures and has been great at the local ponds. I have caught several 14" & 16" rainbows and brookies on it and it makes blue gilling a blast! My typical set up includes either a 5w leader and a single dry fly or I’ll put on a 3w leader and fish a dry dropper rig. It’s a little harder to cast the dry dropper rig on a 1w, but it is still deadly. I’ll also tie up some size 14 “baby” buggers, a smaller version of the wolly bugger, and streamer fish for brookies. Regardless of how you use it, this rod is great to fish and adds a little “fight” to even the smallest fish!
I do not often fish 1 wt rods... -
By: Andestrout from Patagonia, Argentina
....but when I do I fish Orvis Superfine! Stay fishy my friends. Great rod for the tiny little tributaries of tributaries of Patagonia. Presents flies delicately yet with authority, even with large dry flies.
Superfine Choice -
By: Troutstream from Ontario
I spent the summer of 2012 with the 7'6 1wt. It was a superlative experience all round, balanced with an Orvis CFO 1 reel. A 16" trout on a dry fly closed the season, a great match!
What a sweet rod! -
I recently came back from a family trip to Jackson, WY where I got to do a little fishing. I brought along the Orvis Superfine 7'6" 1wt for the small creeks and a 9' 6wt for fishing the Snake. I had the opportunity to fish Flat Creek one windy afternoon (most afternoons are windy there), so took along both rods in case the 1wt couldn't hold up to the wind. No need to bring the 6wt! The little 1wt held up to all but the strongest of gusts and I hooked and landed a few nice native Snake Rive Fine Spotted Cutthroats, the biggest of which pushed 17 inches. The rod was perfect for delicately casting small dries on a small gin-clear creek to big fish, but still had enough backbone to land a big fish quickly without tiring the fish out. This is the perfect rod, and completely disproves the notion that 1wt rods are only "toys" and not for "real fishing". Love this rod!
Built to Perfection! -
By: noviceflyguy from eastern PA
This rod was the perfect birthday gift and I was able to pair it with the CFO I. It's perfectly balanced and the quality of both rod and reel are phenomenal. The rod casts with pinpoint accuracy and casts well in close with excellent control and accuracy. It feels like the perfect rod and is very much at home stalking the small streams for trout, and panfish in my neck of the woods in PA. Great sensitivity even with smaller fish, but has enough spine for even tougher fish. Awesome job Orvis…such a sweet rod.
a pleasure to use -
to gentleman that are looking for a fly rod for dry fly fishing i highly recommend superfine touch in 7.6 in 1 wt. you will be amaze not only in the way it cast but also in the way in can handle fish from 10-16 in. ttrust me you not be disappointed in this rod at all good luck fishing.
I have fished cane for all of my 52 years of fly fishing. I never expected to purchase a graphite rod. I love the feel of a fine cane rod on the smaller rivers and streams that I frequent. By far my favorite cane rod was a Seven Four Battenkill that I purchased 28 years ago. This little rod has fished all over the country and in Canada. Unfortunately, the rod was lost by the airline on a trip to the Colorado Rockies and was never recovered. I needed a replacement quickly but unfortunately, the Seven Four is no longer made and my available funds did not allow me to purchase another Battenkill at this time. I had handled the little one weight Superfine in an Orvis store and liked the action, so I decided to purchase it. I have since taken the rod on a few hikes deep into the Colorado Rockies for the rare greenback cutthroat trout. The rod is perfect for fishing the small greenback creeks and also handled well on the sub alpine lakes, despite the wind. I arrived at the first sub alpine lake with my new Superfine one weight and began to walk around the lake, starting at the East end. This lake is shallow, probably not more than 15 feet at the deepest. I did not see any trout at all until I got to the West end…the lee side of the lake. As I suspected, most of the trout would be at the side of the lake that the wind was blowing to. The currents created by the wind carries feed to the lee section and this is where you can expect to find the greatest number of trout. The first trout I saw was in the 14” range. He was suspended and not moving. I hadn’t expected to see a greenback this large and I was nervous as I cast my fly (a size #16 soft hackle with a hare’s ear body). It landed about three feet from him and began to sink. He leisurely swam over and took. I landed and released him and continued my walk around the lake. In about twenty five yards I began to see many fish cruising close to shore. They were in groups of two, three and four and astonishingly, all were in the 14” to 16” range. I did not see any small fish. I got a take on every cast. They did not seem to mind my presence and only scattered if I put my fly line over them. It was incredible fishing, like nothing I have ever experienced. After a while a strong wind developed, rippling the water to the extent that I couldn’t see or cast to individual fish. But it made no difference. I got a take on every blind cast. In some cases I would lose a fish and another would take before I could get the fly back in. Virtually every cast resulted in a hook up. The little one weight Orvis rod performed wonderful. I started off fishing the lake with the one weight line but changed to a three weight and then a four weight as the wind progressively increased. I had taken an Orvis CFO I reel with a one weight line and also a CFO II with two spools loaded with a three weight and a four weight line. The little rod handled the three and four weight lines surprisingly well. In fact, I fished the rest of the trip with the four weight line, regardless of the wind conditions. It’s not a set up for presenting midges, but it worked well and felt much like my dearly departed cane Battenkill. Catching those big fish on the ultra light one weight rod was a special treat. Most of the fish bent the rod double. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the performance of the Orvis one weight rod. I am developing a strong emotional attachment to this rod.
Great action in ultralight rod -
Paired with CFO 1 and wonder linE, this out fit provides a most accurate cast and gentle presentation. I use the outfit mostly for bluegill but once or twice a year for spring creek trout. The set up has a wonderful retro look but cast and works hooked fish like no other ultra light.
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