Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 11 reviews
11 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Encounter 5-weight outfit -
By: action261 from Okc, Ok
I purchased this outfit to learn and teach my son to enjoy fly fishing. This is a great rod/reel combo! It is very comfortable to hold and well balanced. The reel is very light weight and has performed flawlessly. The 8.5' rod is a great length when fishing spots with overhangs. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quality rod to learn with and as a back up for thier main Orvis trout snatching equiptment.
Orvis Encounter -
The rod is a great beginner for those starting out with fly fishing. I couldn't be happier with the gift and would tell other wife's or girlfriends to get them for their men.
Very please with this outfit. Performed well and fits my needs as a novice fly fisherman. Quality without the big $$$.
Looking Forward to Floating a Fly -
By: Bobca from sarasota Fl.
4 Piece fly rod looks great! Tried it in the front yard and it threw much better than i imagined it would. can't wait to try it on the trout stream!!!!
Highly Recommended -
By: FlyTyingGuy from Lexington, KY
Got this outfit for Christmas, and I love it! Before this outfit I had an EagleClaw rod (both rods are Mid Flex) but the action is not comparable. The Encounter casts farther with more accuracy than my EC. I even had my dad pull on the line, simulating a fish on the end) and I couldn't even feel strain on the rod. I would recommend this outfit to anyone!
Nice rod and reel -
By: Pigeonman from Christmas, FL
I purchased this entry level fly rod (Encounter) and reel with line and all set up as Christmas present for myself. For me this was an excelllent purchase. Orvis is a good brand and I know I'll have some fun with it. It came with very sturdy and protective carrying case. Already using it in the backyard and feel like a pro already.
Wonderful Gift -
By: Raydar from Casper Wyoming
The ease of assembly is great. The case is terrific, it gets the pole to my favorite hole. The entire size makes me reach for it on my way out .
Easy to purchase gift -
By: MrsSB from Tampa, fl
My son asked for this rod for Christmas. I just went to the link he sent me and ordered it. So easy! It came promptly. He loved the fact that it came with a reel and carrying case.
Grandsons first fly rod outfit -
By: epipeliner from Franklin, TN
Having been a life long Orvis customer it was just natural for me to purchase my grandsons first fly rod outfit from Orvis. I am looking forward to many fishing trips with him. I simply did not want him to see my old reliable Orvis rod and reel and be fishing beside me with brand x. Like me, he will be a life long Orvis customer. "Tight lines and screeming reels".