Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 8 reviews
8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Love the Access -
This is my second Access rod. First is a 5wt. That one easily handles steelhead and is perfect for half-pounders on the Klamath. Can't wait to use this rod in Christmas Island for bonefish this fall.
A long casting beauty -
By: Garioch from Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Top 1000 Contributor
I bought my 7 weight fro fishing an estury for Sea Trout and the odd Sea Bass. I wanted something with plenty of backbone, but that was nice and light with good response. I found it in this rod! I primarily use the rod with shooting heads and loops are tight and the distance looooooong. Flies tend to be sandeel patterns or Clouser Minnows. I have also started to use it with a Rio 7 weight Streamer line and weighted sculpins and the like. Again it handles these flies and line with ease. Lastly, I have tried it with a Rio Outbound and 3-6 inch Pike flies. Now this is real fun!! I really like the rod and I am trying to find excuses to use it more. Seriously considering replacing my Zero Gravities with 4/5 and 6 wieght versions of the Access. I have tried the 6 weight Switch too, again a great rod but I have the 7 weight Helios so will use that for a while longer.
great rod -
By: Duffdad from Richmond, VA
awesome feel, a little stiff at first but got used to it quickly. Casts are accurate and LONG
Good rod -
By: TWC4 from Austin, TX, USA
Good rod, Orvis needs to rethink the color. The red is lame.
Another Great Orvis Rod -
By: flyfishermann1 from Ontario, Canada
Before I review this product, I must sing the praises of Orvis' customer service. I recently had a damaged Clearwater II rod, and I contacted customer service for support. The support I received was outstanding, and in the end I decided to return the Clearwater II rod in exchange for the Access rod. Don't get me wrong, the Clearwater II was a great rod, but I thought I'd upgrade to something a little different. Anyway, I conctacted Orvis on a Monday, sent my rod in, and had a new rod at my front door by Thursday afternoon! I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the customer service. It will keep me coming back to Orvis for all my fly fishing needs! Okay, back to the Access rod... So far, I've only tested it on Great Lakes steelhead, and it has performed flawlessly. Although it doesn't roll cast as well as longer rods, it has had plenty of backbone to handle fresh run steelhead. In my first hour with rod, I landed three steelhead, including one on the third cast! I really bought this rod for bass fishing, and I can't wait to test it out on smallmouth next summer. I would definitely recommend this rod to a friend. If steelhead are your primary target, go for the 10" rod.However, if you need a great rod to cover multiple species, this rod is an awesome choice.
Back-up rod -
By: macpaul from Destin, Fl
I purchased this rod as a back up for my Hydros 908-4pc..going to Placencia, Belize for bonefish again in May
Best rod -
By: Fisherboy778 from Atlanta, Georgia
I just purchased the access 907-4 rod, and tested it on some big bass. I ended up catching a 10 pound largemouth, and the rod handled it great. This is a great fly rod and highly recommend it to anyone. Great product, good job orvis.
Best of 5 Rods so far -
By: DanBar from Malone NY
I purchased the Access 907-4 tip flex rod for use as a Bass rod, I coupled it with an old Battenkill 7/8 with the new 7wgt Streamer Stripper and it balances perfectly, for me the balance is right in the middle of the grip balanced on one finger. I used it to go fishing yesterday and I was able to throw #4s all day, and that was a 5.5 hr. day. The finish is beautiful, I like the Brown color and the wraps are very well done it cast's like a cannon,I was able to throw 50ft cast's from a sitting position and my arm didn't hurt. Excellent rod. NOW for the bad part I'm not happy with the way the Ferrule's join together there is a gap of about 1/2" it doesn't affect the performance at all it's just someting I'm not used to seeing. I'm happy with it. OH! The reason I mentioned no discomfort in my arms is I'm 72 yrs old
|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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