Overall: 4.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews
3 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Above and Beyond Expectations -
By: FreshNSaltwaterFlyFisher 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.
Dansr Cincinnati -
By: Dansr 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.
Great starter kit -
By: Gilberto2 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.
Wrong Rod and Wrong Reel -
By: CoachG 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.