Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

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

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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

Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is rated 4.7662 out of 5 by 77.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the price! I have not used it yet since it is winter but went over the rod and reel closely and it is very good for the price. I am sure it will give me years of enjoyment!
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Encounter rig The Encounter rig is awesome. It's light weight and strong. The reel is so smooth. Great rig for a great price.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit The reel is indestructible. The composite material makes it a great reel to have on the kayak or on a hike. The hard case provided with the Rod is a good size for packing, and compartmentalizes the rod pieces well. The Rod has plenty of flex. As with any four piece rod it can take effort to line the eyes up correctly. The notches for sliding the reel in were a little smaller than the tabs on the reel and shaved the reel a little when I slid it in. I suppose that is better than it being to lose or not fitting at all. All in all I am very happy with the product and will continue to use orvis products to include flies.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fly rod for big or small fish Been fly fishing many years & wanted to upgrade to an 8 wt. for bigger fish like steelhead, musky, walleye & pike. Now it's much more efficient on landing the big ones.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice combo! Bought one for each of my sons, and one for myself. Love this rod/reel combo! Spent many hours salmon/steelhead fishing with them, and this is a perfect set up!
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best rod out there for the money! I purchased one of these rods from a local fly shop a year ago for steelhead pike and muskies now I use it almost for ever species of fish I go after. I just wanted a real nice affordable rod that would get the job done since I had just started fly fishing 2 years ago. This Is my most favorite rod I own and I have a lot of expensive rods I inherited. It casts smooth and the fly line on it is perfect for whatever you are fishing for I can throw huge muskie flies down to the smallest trout flies and it's very accurate and we'll balanced. I've been complemented for my casting almost every time I've been out fishing with it! I've landed some of the biggest fish of my life on it and it handles them with ease. I was out casting this rod in 50+ mile an hour winds slamming steelhead just the other day and still got complimented for casting. This rod and reel has caught me 30+ inch steelhead and 40+ inch pike and muskie and the drag on the reel is smooth n reliable. The reel is built very tough and won't get banged up or scratched like the expensive shinny reels out there today. I never looked this rod up before I bought it but I couldn't be any happier with ANY fly rod out there. I recommend this rod to anyone from the most skilled fly fisherman to the beginners out there it's the most bang for your buck!!! Tight lines out there!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm loving it :) So having spent most of my life on spinning rods i decided to give fly fishing ago . so naturally i looked online and everyone was recommending this outfit so i bite the bullet and brought it, 5 days later it was at my door so that evening i took it down to the fjord and after about an hour of mess ups all my own fault i started to feel where the weight is and when to let it go then 30 mins later with an orange prawn fly tied i hooked a 9.3 lbs/4.2kg steelhead and boy was it fun to get her in :) and in less than one week of owning this rod i am completely addicted to fly fishing . This rod and reel is perfect and is of awesome quality and build for the small price it costs i couldn't recommend it enough . I will definitely be buying more Orvis products in the near future and so should you .
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value The post lady delivered the package yesterday.I was happy to see It was packaged well.Out of package It feels of great quality, i have to admit i dont have much fly rods or reels to compare it to. But for the type of fishermen i am (the kind on a budget who wants the most bang for my buck) this 8 wt rod,reel, line and tube is all i could ever ask for. I hope to take it to a creek this weekend in search of monster great lake browns!!!
Date published: 2015-10-06
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