Superfine Glass 5-weight 8' Fly Rod

This 5-weight fiberglass fly rod offers versatility combined with classic feel.

Details

Get ready to change the way you feel. We've applied modern Orvis taper design principles to a classic rod-building material to produce a 5-weight fiberglass fly rod that's smooth and slow, yet crisp and strong. The Superfine® Glass throws dry flies with a balanced touch and will even sling streamers when necessary. With unsanded S-2 fiberglass blanks, uplocking cork and silver reel seats, and a hard chrome Litewire stripping guide, no details were spared in the making of this soon-to-be classic. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 12 reviews

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12 of 12 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    FUN!!! - 6/9/2015
    By: from Branson, MO
    Top 250 Contributor

    If you fish for fun, you need this rod! I have several Orvis rods and love them all. Hesitated to buy another rod but after casting one I ordered a 5 wt. Makes casting and catching a blast! From trout to bluegill fighting fish on this rod is great fun! Small to large, all fish are exciting on this rod.

  • 5/5

    Great Purchase - 4/23/2015
    By: from Central New Jersey

    Great Fly rod for any brook , stream , any type of water you want to fish .First time I used the compo I purchased from Orvis I caught trout , never used a fly rod before .Everyone should own one or two and have fun .

  • 5/5

    Greatest Full Flex Fly Rod - 4/13/2015
    By: from St. Paul, MN

    WOW! If I was limited to a one-word review, that's the word I would use. I've been fly fishing for a half century, and this 8' Superfine Glass fly rod is the smoothest, slowest, most pleasant casting and most pleasant fishing fly rod I've ever used, and I've owned many wonderful Orvis fly rods. Even a 5" bluegill is fun to catch! I've been using Orvis graphite rods ever since they came out, and they are wonderful, but who would have thought that we'd return full circle to fiberglass rods?! Graphite simply cannot match the incredible full-flex, slow, nostalgic action of fiberglass.

  • 5/5

    Smooth control - 4/11/2015
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    I just stepped off the stream using my new Superfine Glass 5wt. Wow! Wow! This rod exceeded my expectations. Threw weighted nymphs with ease. Back cast and roll casts have to be slowed down but that's when the relaxation comes in. Not sure I want to use anything else! Great job Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Superfine Glass 8' 5wt - 3/24/2015
    By: from Washington State

    I took this rod out and fished the Yakima river last weekend. The rod outperformed my expectations by a mile. It was windy and I was still able to cast a nice loop. The rod has a fine touch to it and some hidden power. This is now my go to rod and I have to many to chose from.

  • 5/5

    Better than expected - 3/14/2015
    By: from Windham, ME

    I bought the 8' 5-weight after reading several online reviews. I haven't had the chance to fish it yet but I have played around with it in the yard this winter. I've tried several lines on this and I've found that a half size heavier is a hoot to cast on this rod. In the 30 to 40' range I was able to place the "yarn fly" exactly where I wanted it. I've owned other glass rods in the past and they don't even come close to the feel and accuracy of this one. The "build" of this rod is quite good and should please the most discerning angler.

  • 4/5

    good choice for a glass fly rod - 6/16/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5

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  • 5/5

    Glass is not dead! - 4/7/2014
    By: 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

  • 5/5

    Worth the chance - 3/22/2014
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    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.

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