Superfine Touch 4-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex

Cast to trout on any water with our lightweight graphite fly rod.


2⅛ oz. 8', 4-piece, Full-Flex Fly Rod for 4-wt. line.

Walking and wading will always remain an effective and enjoyable way to explore a watershed, especially when the fish, and the stream itself, vary in size. Unbelievably lightweight and undeniably smooth, the Full-Flex Superfine Touch 804-4 makes for an excellent companion when fishing on foot. With enough strength to punch out the occasional long cast, but with a slower action built for the dry fly, it can drift a Parachute Adams down a riffle on the Madison or place a PMD in a rise ring on the Henry's Fork with modern precision and an old-fashioned feel. Made in Manchester, Vermont.


Overall: 5.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 16 reviews

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16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Amazing feel - 10/26/2013

    No rod has let me feel the line the way the Superfine Touch does. Ease of mending and subtle fly presentation are what I want in a small water rod, and this one is the best I've ever cast. I cast the 7'6" at Orvis and found that length lacking in some of the action I love about the 8'. Without a doubt, the 804-4 Superfine Touch will travel everywhere I go now. It is truly an amazing rod.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Love this rod - 10/4/2013
    By: from Harpers Ferry, W.V.

    I bought this for east coast bookies but it worked great for Montana big boys also. Very accurate.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Ultimate dry fly machine - 9/1/2013
    By: from Slovenia

    I own this rod for several days and I just love it. My other rods are mid to tip flex as I was avoiding rods that were like spaghetti, all around, just not as they were expected to be. This one is different. It is soft, it does what you expect and what you expect from perfect rod forgives bad casting (it happens to me from time to time where all the bushes and trees are all around and you are reacing for just another centimeter), but with this rod, dry fly just fall so softly to the water that fishes just love to grab it...even fishing with nymphs is challenging, but for that type of fishing I recommend tip flex because with full flex you won't feel same as with tip flex while nymphing. Usage for dry and little nymphs as all day rod- YES Usage just for nymphing and streamers-NO And I tested how much power is needed to break a leader while fish is on...I couldn't do it as with my other tip flex rods I really need to be carefull.... I just love this rod:)

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Amazing Rod - 1/25/2013
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 25 Contributor

    This is such a perfect rod for dry fly fishing small to mid-sized rivers. Small enough to lay down a delicate 10-foot cast in tight quarters and has enough punch to lay out a 50-foot cast to the other bank. It also handles big fish like a champ and is sensitive enough to make those 6-inch fish feel much bigger than they actually are. I have this matched with a CFO reel and I'm pretty sure my toothbrush is heavier than this whole rig. Awesome!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best Dry Fly Rod Ever - 6/20/2012
    By: from Northern California

    When I cast my Superfine Touch it feels like a good dream where I remember nothing, but my smile was ear to ear. When I am battling a fish I feel challenged, yet in control. Hats off to Orvis for this one. I own and have owned many full flex rods. Without thinking, I grab my 8' 4wt every time I'm in a rush to get out for the hatch.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Astonishingly nice at small water distances... - 6/9/2012
    By: from Mountains of Northern California

    Right out of the tube, the rod was something of a revelation — it felt like the love child of a toothpick and my bendy, you’ll pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-hands small-stream bamboo rod. The 8′ 4wt Superfine Touch feels extremely light in the hand, and in fact it largely disappears over the course of a day. Because it has so little mass, you don’t feel the rod loading when you’re only casting a leader (that’s because it’s not loading under so little weight), but after just a couple feet of fly line escapes the tip guide, the feel in your hand builds rapidly. And yes, the Orvis Superfine’s light tip *did* cast just a leader. In this instance it seems the marketing is true; the Superfine Touch fishes beautifully at close range, yet will reach out a little distance if needed. It's seen a lot of use on everything from meadow streams you can jump over to streams I couldn't wade through, and landed a lot of trout. Speaking as a small stream fanatic, I can say that Orvis has returned a certain amount of sanity to rod design -- they've built a fly rod designed to fish well at ranges people actually fish at on smaller rivers and streams. I'm not in love with the gold reel seat and guides, but otherwise I have nothing critical to say about this rod.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Lovely Rod - 4/23/2012
    By: from Kent, United Kingdom
    Top 25 Contributor

    I would recommend this rod to anyone, I bought this as I have been fishing a small stream this season, I just love the way this rod loads with just a short line out, it casts a surprisingly long line with little effort and turnes over a small fly beautifuly this rod will make you a better caster guaranteed I have six Orvis rods and this is my favourite by far, Just wonderful

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    A finesse aficianado's dream - 4/23/2012
    By: from San Jose, CA

    The rod is an absolute dream for roll casting and single hand spey casting in close quarters. Overhead, side-hand, and underhand casting is very sweet too. Coupling this rod with a click and pawl reel, Hydros 3D trout line, and furled leader make it an awesome close-to-mid-quarters setup that's really hard to put down in the stream, on the lawn, or at the casting ponds.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    8ft 4wt Superfine - 3/28/2012
    By: from Dayton, OH

    I have had this rod out on the water every day since i received it. I love it. The fit and finish are awesome. The full flex action is a joy to cast and the light weight makes it an all day rod. Definetly my new go to rod. The only minor complaint i have is that the label on the rod tube is just a sticker and is not stock on well. Other than that another great Orvis product.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Awesome Creek Rod - 12/29/2011
    By: from Chicago, IL

    I had a chance to use this rod in a few creeks. It was great. I used it with a large arbor reel and it was super! Very responsive and I really like the full flex.

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Features of the Superfine Touch Fly Rod
  • Incredibly precise casts as close as 15'.
  • Exclusive Load Ratio Technology for incredibly smooth casting stroke.
  • Classic unsanded, spiral-wrap charcoal blank.
  • Uplocking maple and anodized gold reel seat.
  • Super-grade cork handle.
  • All titanium nitrite guides.
  • Orange wraps with gold tipping.
  • Gold ferrule alignment dots.
  • Classic Superfine black and gold unsanded carbon case with original logo and rod sock.

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