Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 49 reviews
47 of 49 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
First Orvis Fly combo -
By: PeterGee393 from Floral Park , NY
This Encounter outfit seems to be well worth the price. This is my first Orvis tackle , and I cannot wait to start practice casting. I haven't fished for almost 40 years, but, being a Vietnam vet with PTSD, I feel it would be beneficial
Great Rod -
By: Tonythebrit from Griffin Georgia.
I received my rod from the delivery truck on Thursday, I went to try it out and stretch the line on Sunday. Weather and conditions not good to fish, fished one hour and caught two bass about one pound each. Great casting and very happy with my new possession.
High Quality Combo -
By: Debbie757 from Virginia
New to fly fishing and found the Orvis site extremely informative! Ordered the Encounter combo kit and could not be happier! Took this kit to fly fishing lessons and was praised for my choice! Superior product!
Great Set -
By: Morgan1970 from Oneonta/ Al
Good set to start with . Great quality for a great price
Great for Beginners -
By: GeorgiaBob from Georgia
Bought the rod for my pops for Christmas and it has become a great learning rod. Just like anything else you should buy an inexpensive rod like this first to learn what you do and don't like before you go out and drop a boat load on a finer quality combination.
By: tribal from north umpqua,oregon
Just got the 5wt 8'6" encounter, , I've been learning to cast and the feel of the rod is very comfortable in my hand and a very nice smooth cast, , soon I'll take it to the north umpqua river and see it in action, ,,,,, updates to come, ,,,,,
By: Riverdoc from WI
Perfection and well design is difficult to find at times! The rod n case was excellent, reel so smooth and ready to use!!
Ok first rig! -
By: wufwuf from Norfolk
Rod ok but would have been better if there had been alignment dots. The set lost points because of the reel which has been a real disappointment. Drag is getting stuck even when it is completely off. Reel is making a clicking noise as if something is broken in there. No reel lube helps.
Great package to get in the water -
By: Ithacatrout from Ithaca, NY
New to fly fishing and always forced to borrow gear from friends. I finally scraped some cash and purchased this package. I couldn't be happier for a simple, inexpensive rig to give me the freedom to be in the water. The rod casts nicely and is fun to land even the smaller fish. I was surprised by a plastic reel but don't mind at all now that it's had some action! When I eventually make an upgrade this will be an excellent rod and reel for my son to get started.