Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 15 reviews
15 of 15 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
quality @ bargain $$$ -
I have other Orvis and TFO outfits that cost way more. I wanted a back up 4-piece, but after only a few casts I felt this rod would become the one to always be in the truck and ready for use. It casts smoothly with enough backbone and delicacy to be used in many situations.
Great fly rod & precision fly reel -
By: Daliffi from Southeast Georgia
Could not be more pleased with this purchase. Great rod & reel for the price point. Will buy another. Thanks Orvis
Excellent choice -
By: SREVIS from St. Louis, MO
Very happy with the total package, flyrod, reel, line, and case. First class all the way. For this price this package cannot be beat and it is an Orvis brand which stands up to anything out there.
Great for beginners -
By: azduane from Phoenix, AZ
I'm restarting my love with fly fishing and felt I needed a first rate rod and reel combo to help me. I know the product doesn't make me a good fly fisher but it helps with my confidence as I work at getting better.
Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit -
By: SpokaneBill from Spokane, WA
I purchased online and received the outfit 3 days later. An excellent value and can't wait for the snoew to clear to use
Uncomparable Value -
By: Natfuel from Central, PA
I received this outfit for christmas and i can honestly say, Wow. I have several other orvis and brand X rods and this one is fantastic for the price. It is'nt a helios but if your on a budget or just starting out buy this over any other choice and start with the best. It has a great feel, not a finesse rod but just an all around good value. I would reccomend to anyone.
value and quality -
By: deannoab from Montgomery, AL
Got this 5 weight for the ponds in Alabama. Has a great action and was easy to swap to right hand retrieve. Great smooth casts. Cant wait for spring.
First purchase -
By: MasterD from LaCenter,Ky.
I am brand new to fly fishing and needed the equipment to get started.The encounter outfit was just what I needed.I am well on my way to hours of outdoor enjoyment .
Seems good but haven't fished with is yet. -
By: FlyFishRod from Raleigh, NC
I also own a 5wt Clearwater 8.5 feet. This one seems comparable at a lower price point. Came with a nice hard case for the rod and a felt bag for the reel - just like the Clearwater model. I've yet to fish with it but expect it to be a good backup. I ordered the unit in the store and it took a little longer than I would have liked to arrive at my home.