Encounter 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod Outfit

An all-around affordable fly rod ideal as a first time rod or backup option.

Details

Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. The 8'6" 5-weight is the best all around freshwater rod for trout and light bass fishing and it is considered to be the perfect first rod for any fly angler. Small streams, big rivers, or ponds and lakes, this new 8'6" 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the perfect answer to the question, "What's the first rod I should buy?".

Reviews

Encounter 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod Outfit is rated 4.7532 out of 5 by 77.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Set Up! I bought this to give to my son's along with one exactly like it that my father won at a raffle. It is a great rob for them to start with but has room for them to grow. They are 6 & 7 years old. Although they are just starting, they loved it and will have years of fun with this rod!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous starter kit Bought this to get into fly fishing. Easy to use and so fun.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent equipment for the price I'm an avid spinning and bait casting fisherman, so I'm not completely in the dark when it comes to trout fishing--or the wallet-busting world of rods and reels. Yet, that first toe dip into the world of fly fishing is a little intimidating to say the least. To find my first outfit for learning to fly fish, I extensively searched online, in stores, and read about two hundred million reviews (give or take a few). For bang for the buck for learners and intermediates, the Orvis Encounter Outfit is ideal. It looks great, feels well-balanced and responsive in the hand, and ensures that whatever mistakes I might be making with my cast, wasting time on a sub-par rod and reel is not among them. I wholeheartedly recommend.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Combo Very nice combo, especially for the price. I bought this for my son who is 12. I looked at just about every outfit from $100 to $200 and I think I made the right choice. Just wish the rod was Orvis green...the grey is a little drab. I would recommend to anyone looking for a solid beginner rod and reel.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fly rod for the price Great all around fly rod for the beginner or seasoned caster. I highly recommend. You don't have to spend big money to catch fish.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't be disappointed! This fly rod outfit was recommended to me by my brother-in-law who is a very knowledgeable and avid fly fisherman. He was right in that it feels like an expensive set up but is very reasonably priced for the beginner. I haven't done a lot of fly fishing but can attest that this outfit will more than meed my needs.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good purchase I bought this fishing rod as a present for my husband & we are both really impressed with it. It is a very good product, well packaged & delivered very promptly. The link to related services is very useful & I also bought a fishing lesson voucher - again dealt with efficiently & promptly.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great service Ordered this rod and had it in three days, wow, great service. Haven't used it yet so only can give it a 4 star but it feels great. Was looking for a medium weight and length rod and this jumped out from the crowd, appears to be a good entry/second rod. Can't beat Orvis service.
Date published: 2015-11-21
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