Encounter 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod Outfit

This 6 Wt. affordable fly rod is ideal for bigger freshwater applications.


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 9'6" 6-weight Encounter rod outfit is a powerful big-water trout rod with that extra length that's perfect for reaching out on long mends or high-stick nymphing. Excellent option for stillwater as well. Go with confidence and a wallet that's still intact.


Overall: 4.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews

5 stars 5-star:
4 stars 4-star:
3 stars 3-star:
2 stars 2-star:
1 star 1-star:

3 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Above and Beyond Expectations - 2/18/2014
    By: from Orange County, CA

    I purchased this outfit to fish for bass and bluegill in a local private lake. I was planning to go surf fishing the next morning and couldn't wait to try out the rod so slapped on my 8 weight sinking tip line and hit the local surf. The rod worked flawlessly with the heavier line. Caught some nice barred surf perch - what a nice feeling rod. Could not be happier. Although I expected the rod to work well, I did not expect it to handle as well as it did with the heaving line. The Orvis craftsmanship was superb.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Dansr Cincinnati - 1/21/2014
    By: from Cincinnati OH

    Have not had a chance to use this bought it for my grandson. Cast it on the lawn and seems like a good starter rod. For the money it seems well made.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great starter kit - 1/19/2014
    By: from Santiago, Chile

    A gift for a young man in Chile he caught 3 5lb. rainbows from Lago Rupanco his first outing. Obviously he likes it.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Wrong Rod and Wrong Reel - 1/15/2014
    By: from Los Angeles, CA

    The Encounter Rod was poorly balanced. Very heavy even for a 9.6 rod. The reel fell apart after a few practice casts. My first bad purchase from Orvis. The experienced few casters from my fly casting club were equally surprised by the poor quality of both rod and reel. Orvis took both back without question.

Size Chart

Buy it now

Select an item: EE8P44
  • Encounter 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod Outfit £149.00
Quantity   Add To Basket