Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 24 reviews
23 of 24 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Incredible Customer Service -
I have been fly fishing now for 3 seasons on a beginners rod. I've been thinking to buy an Orvis combo for a while as I envy my buddy's outfit. After a lot of research I decided on the Access outfit. I ordered an Access 8.6ft 4 weight midflex outfit last Friday evening. I forgot to personalize the rod and was a bit bummed about it. The next morning (Saturday) I received an email saying I hadn't specified right or left hand retrieval. If I would like them to load the backing and line on the reel then I should specify which hand. After clarifying this point I asked if I could get my rod personalized? They told me the rod would be delivered out of a store since they were locally out of stock. Personalization could be done on a different outfit if I wanted. I went with the 9 ft 5 weight outfit instead after discussing options with customer service by phone and of course they are personalizing it for me. Even with all the back and forth emails and a final phone call on Monday to work through the final details, I was just sent an email that my outfit was shipped last night and I should have it in hand on Monday (so just 3 days to personalize as they mentioned to me before shipping). I've never experienced this level of customer service in just the ordering process alone. The folks at Orvis were so flexible and patient with me. I can't wait for a very early Xmas present to arrive in time to do some more fishing before the season is over. Thanks Orvis!
New Rod Combo -
Took this fishing and it performed as booked ..... Excellent .... I would recommend this rod/reel combo to antone that likes quality,
Great rod for price -
By: Simcho from California
This rod is amazing, nothing better for price to quality out there! Love my new rod and the experience when in hand.
New Toy For The Rivers -
By: JNDfromOR from Alpine, UT
I purchased this rod to replace a 20 year old clearwater 2 piece 5 weight that I will be retiring with honors. I opted for the Access 9ft 5 wt 4 pc , not that there is anything wrong with the Clearwater. I'm just wanting to get closer and closer to a Helios 2 without breaking the budget. I did comparison casting in the backyard with the Access and the old Clearwater and there is a marked difference both in weight and accuracy.. I didn't think an ounce and a half would be that noticeable. It feels good in the hand and is well balanced with a newer clearwater reel that I purchased before hand. Maybe one day when I win the lottery, I'll buy a Helios 2, but for now, I'm happy with the Access.
A Fly Rod that shouldn't be over looked -
By: Nightrunr31 from Upstate NY
I am truly overall pleased with the appearance and performance of this rod. The colors seem to give it an old classy look, the hardware seems to be just about right for a rod at this price point. The performance of this rod is what really impressed me. Very light in the hand with a Battenkill BBS3, casts seem almost effortless. I am very pleased with it and has become the best rod I have owned so far. I am not a novice and I am not rich so a Helios 2 was way past my budget, But this Access is a rod that shouldn't be over looked. Try it and you won't be disappointed and just maybe it will become your favorite too.
Work of Art -
By: Vincent1852 from MG Buckinghamshire
My first impression On receipt of my Work of Art was the packaging, it gets better. The rod case quality is second to none, and then unzipping the case to reveal that each section of which there are four each contained a section of my Work of Art. The quality and workmanship makes this rod an absolute pleasure to own. This in combination with my Orvis real makes this a perfectly balanced combination which I am sure will last me many years and give me everlasting pleasure.
value for money -
By: pigion from Wassenaazr Netherlands
Well balanced rod for souple and large casts. Length ok, specially when the borders are a bit rough the 15 cm. more is welcome.
Access 5 weight 9' mid flex -
By: Kendell from Oregon
I bought a access mid flex 9' 5 weight rod and was very pleased at the casting ability it provides for a beginner in this sport. I look forward to many years of using this amazing product.
Rod breaks--Customer Service Great! -
By: JohnCentralPA from Hollidaysburg, PA
While fishing a small PA stream, I snagged an underwater root. I gave a gentle jerk to free my fly and snap...my Access rod broke! I called customer service the next morning. I spoke with Patrick. I explained what happened and he was very apologetic. I shipped the rod back on Wednesday and on the following Monday I had a brand new rod on my doorstep. My old rod could not be repaired, so a new rod was shipped immediately! I did not miss a day of fishing. I also learned that your local Orvis dealer will return the rod and save you money on the handling charges....and if you go to your local ORVIS shop they will almost always give you a loaner rod so you don't miss a day of fishing! Great job Patrick..and great job ORVIS! The best customer service around!
Phenomenal Rod! -
By: Troutman94 from Bradford, PA
I would first like to say that about 6 years ago I started fly fishing with a Cortland Walmart special...However, thanks to my graduation and my mother being so wonderful I received the Orvis Access rod for a gift. I got it the night I walked across the stage and when I saw the quality and the fact that even my signature was on the rod I instantly fell in love. Now, for my purposes this rod has been absolutely perfect. Enough back bone to really whip it out across water, but at the same time enough delicacy to fish for the little brookies that inhabit local streams. The first time I put this rod together and started casting it I almost fainted, thinking now that this must be what a good fly rod feels like. It has now been many months with it and I feel I have tested it to the fullest and I am still just as and most definitely more thrilled to own it than the day I received it. Just the pure quality and the way Orvis stands behind their products is fantastic. This was really a very big upgrade to my past equipment. And last but not least, I will soon be purchasing another Orvis rod or two in the near future and I am sure I will be just as thrilled. This rod has shaped me into the crazy everyday fly fisherman that I have become since receiving it. Thanks Orvis. Sincerely, Jordan Packard
|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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