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 based on 21 reviews
21 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great small stream rod -
By: canceleer from Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
I use a 8' 4wt rod to fish small streams in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (TN) and find the rod to deliver a gentle, accurate dry fly in very tight conditions. I cannot recommend the rod highly enough!
That's it -
By: cemi from Bern
Thank you Orvis for this fantastic fly rods.I use it on all the rivers in the Swiss, simply amazing.
Great Product -
By: wildcatfan62 from NW Indiana
This is my first "better" rod. Love the feel of the rod. We're not in a trout area, so I fish for bluegill, largemouth and smallmouth bass. The rod has enough backbone that I was able to land a 4 pound largemouth after what seemed like 20 minutes. Love the way the rod casts, I can easily cast a hopper/dropper 25 to 30 feet and a dry to specific fish at the same distance. I'm a new fly fisher, and am really glad I stepped up to a higher quality rod. I think the rod is very forgiving of my casting. Thank you Orvis. Shipping was handled quickly and I was kept informed throughout the process.
Top 250 Contributor
I was looking for a fun to fish dry fly rod. Since I use fast action rods I was concerned the rod was to slow with a full flex action. After using the rod this spring I found no problem with the slower action and actually came to like the slower stroke. The rod loads with very little line and presents a dry fly with a light touch. I matched the rod with an Access reel and it is a wonderful outfit. When you hook a fish the fun really begins, you feel every pull by the fish.
Just the rod I wanted. -
By: Robert24xyz from Australia
I would recommend this rod to any fly fisher. I bought this rod for use in small streams. The rod loads really well with just a short line out and it is able to cast a surprisingly long line with little effort and turns over a small fly beautifully. The light weight means it is a pleasure to use all day.
Amazing feel -
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.
Love this rod -
By: Broseph from Harpers Ferry, W.V.
I bought this for east coast bookies but it worked great for Montana big boys also. Very accurate.
Ultimate dry fly machine -
By: Anze 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 ...it 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:)
Amazing Rod -
By: NNCC 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!
Best Dry Fly Rod Ever -
By: chucksgonfishn 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.
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