Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

This 5 wt. affordable fly rod is a great choice for bigger trout water.


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 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. This is the perfect backup for an experienced travelling angler or for a new angler who plans to spend most of their time on bigger trout waters.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 74 reviews


71 of 74 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great 1st fly rod & reel - 9/27/2015
    By: from Oklahoma

    I absolutely love my encounter rod & reel combo, it's very easy to cast.

  • 5/5

    Great package - 9/4/2015
    By: from Portland, OR

    This is my first fly rod and prior to this outing, I've only fly fished once before. I took it out for the first time this week for an after work evening outing on the Clackamas River outside of Portland, Oregon. This rig met all my expectations. Got into some brown trout and really enjoyed the rig.

  • 5/5

    Excellent! - 8/21/2015
    By: from Staunton, VA

    I own a mystic 8' 3 wt and it's great for smaller bookie water and it works wonderfully. On a whim I just purchased the encounter 9' 5 wt to get into some larger rivers. I am so surprised on how well this combo fishes for the price. It is amazing! Sensitive and the stiffness is just perfect for those small "sipping" hits on top. Would highly recommend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Outfit - 8/20/2015
    By: from South

    Purchased this as a 4-piece back-up rod for an upcoming trip. Pleasantly surprised at this rod. Reel seat bracket did seem (a little) to tight for the reel, but this isn't an expensive rod, so it's not a big deal. Took it out first day and did a side by side comparison of an old sage rod I had. Casting was great. Good feel when I hooked the fish. Reel has smooth action. This "back-up" rod will end up getting plenty of use, since 1) it performs well and 2) the price -as clumbsy as I am, I don't have to "baby" this rod. Thanks to Orvis for making a quality rod and reel outfit for anyone to afford.

  • 5/5

    WOW!!!! - 8/10/2015
    By: from KS.

    I can't get over, how nice this outfit is. Just as stated in the catalog. Picked it up,and went fishing. Super good deal!!!

  • 5/5

    grat value - 8/4/2015
    By: from Omaha, NE

    I am new at fly fishing but I'm hooked. After trying out this new sport I wanted to get more involved. The Encounter was the perfect fit, great price for such a great setup and the quality is exceptional.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Price-Value Balance - 7/29/2015
    By: from Switzerland

    Just received this fly rod today and used it the same day. Great product, excellent price to value balance ! Thank you ORVIS !

  • 5/5

    best Purchase Ever - 7/27/2015
    By: from calgary ab

    i loved it for this big of a pole it is very light weight and its great to get the rod the reel and the line. it is very easy to cast every who is intrested is buying this fly rod should get it!

  • 5/5

    Great value for a great fly rod - 7/15/2015
    By: from Michigan

    Recently purchased the 9-foot 5 weight encounter outfit and was extremely impressed with its performance as well as the case and reel which also came with a orvis carrying case... Very good value especially if you intend on becoming more immersed in the sport of fly fishing!

  • 5/5


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