Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 6 reviews
6 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
good choice for a glass fly rod -
By: egglemont from Roy, Utah
I purchased A 8' 5 wt Orvis Superfine glass rod and have taken it out a few times and enjoyed fishing with it. The rod has as slow action and amazing backbone. I own many fly rods but only use a few of them. I see myself growing old using this rod. Two thumbs up.
Glass is not dead! -
By: MontanaTroutaholic from Missoula, MT
I got the chance to fish this rod at the Orvis Rendezvous that was in Missoula MT. recently. I have never been a big fan of glass rods as I have always found them to be "noodley" BUT that is no longer the case. This rod blew me away! As an Outfitter I fish a lot of different rods and I can tell you that with out a doubt this is one of my new favorites. It casts like a dream. You can hit all your targets with ease and the feel you have when fighting fish is amazing. Great job Orvis. you have made this graphite die hard a fan of Glass! Joel Thompson
Worth the chance -
I took a chance and ordered my first Orvis rod and first Glass rod. I am so glad I did. The rod just feels great in your hand and the line (Hydros 3D) matches nicely spooled on my Clearwater III click/pawl reel. I get more than enough line out and it feels effortless. My rod tube came scratched up pretty good, like someone was bowling for dollars down a sidewalk? I still give this 5 stars as I was buying what was inside and not a tube, though Orvis should make a phone call to the people in charge of the rod tubes. Overall, I'm a happy camper with my purchase.
Almost maybe pretty darn good -
Much anticipated 805-3 arrived from Orvis authorized dealer. A few complaints (1) Fiberglass case had many longitudinal scratches (2) the otherwise beautiful and consistent unsanded blank exhibited two tiny bumps just below the tip-top wrap. Possibly errant epoxy? (3) Alignment dots blend into wrap color and are not very visible on section. These things were a concern to me, yet might not bother some. On the positive side - exceptional balance with a loaded 4.2 oz. reel, great cork and a wonderful, not-too-soft moderate action. 4 stars could have been five but for the mentioned cosmetic points.
More than I expected -
By: JackCK from Atlanta, GA
I wonder if Sean Combs and the folks in the Orvis rod shop called out, "It's alive!" like Victor Frankenstein when they got to the production prototype. They should have. Smooth casting, especially with the Orvis Hydros Superfine line. With fish on, it has the shock absorption of a classic luxury car and the backbone to get them in and off the hook. I bought it as a niche rod for a couple of trophy trout streams I fish. Big trout, close quarters, fine tippet, delicate presentations. First trips with it were at neither location. First day was a small creek with average stockers. Roll casting was a delight and overall it was a point and shoot experience in terms of getting the fly right where you wanted it. Second was a large river where weighted streamers, nymphs, split shot and indicators were called for. No problem at all at the ranges I needed to fish. This rod is no show breed with finely detailed inlays and finishes. It is a good looking working breed ready to go over a variety of fishing situations and an excellent companion on the water.