Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

An 8 Wt. affordable fly rod perfect as a first saltwater outfit or backup travel rod.

Details

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. This solid 9' 8-weight Encounter outfit has all the power and performance anyone could ask at a price that will have you wondering, what's the catch? Backup or first big-game rod outfit, this is the finest you will ever buy at this price.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 42 reviews

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42 of 42 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    This is why we love Orvis... - 9/9/2014
    By: from OREGON

    Called UPS every day to see when they would hand over this outfit. Hopefully the neighbors will keep to themselves now cus I'm casting it on the front lawn whenever I'm not on the water. Excellent large arbor reel, with line AND a leader, you are ready to hit up your local steelhead run/saltwater flat the moment it gets to your door. Orvis makes it easy to hit the ground running for all of the anxious "patient" anglers around the world with these outfits they offer. Can't wait to throw this in the hard case and hit the road for a good breaking in. Thanks Orvis again for the consistency and quality that we all crave. Go and spend your paycheck here, you'll be happy you did.

  • 5/5

    7/31/2014
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  • 5/5

    Great Buy! - 7/31/2014
    By: from Wiesbaden, Germany

    This is an excellent rod and reel for the money! I would recomend this rod to anyone for a first rod or back up to a more expensive one or to anyone on a budget. The 8 wt. seems quite suitable for black bass fishing and average sized pike.

  • 5/5

    Perfect package for a beginner! - 7/25/2014
    By: from Wiesbaden, Germany

    I just got this in. Though I have not had a chance to cast it, I put it together and it feels great fro a rod and real in this price range. I would highly recomend this series of combos to beginners who want to get into the sport on a budget. I have the 8 Wt. which I think feels like it will be ideal for all black bass fishing and average size pike. I actually bought it in hopes of using it for pike in Germany, perhaps black bass in Spain or Italy, and I think it will do the job. The real seems to have a decent drag. Great bang for your buck!

  • 5/5

    Best purchase ever - 7/23/2014
    By:

    What an excellent rod! It casts great! I'm so glad I made this choice. Thank you

  • 5/5

    7/4/2014
    By:

    I bought this rod to fish large flies for stripers and smallmouth bass. The rod performed flawlessly. Although the real feels cheap it performs very well.

  • 5/5

    Well Made - 7/4/2014
    By:

    As usual with Orvis, the quality is there, along with beauty, balance & workmanship.

  • 5/5

    Great Value!! - 7/2/2014
    By: from Massachusetts

    I purchased the Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit with an eye to using it both on a pond for large bass and also for Atlantic Salmon in a river I fish. The package came the very next day - much quicker than I had expected. This was really appreciated as I had injured my back and its arrival picked up my spirits. I rigged it up and took a few casts on the lawn and was greatly impressed. It cast superbly. I will be getting out on the water in a few days to try it out on some big bass. I will most likely pick up a spare reel and sinking tip line also to go with this combo's floating line. Great product Orvis. This combo happily joins my other Orvis rods.

  • 4/5

    Happy purchase - 6/12/2014
    By:

    Did some practice casts with rod . It is nice to handle good flow and to cast

  • 5/5

    6/5/2014
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