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- Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod
- Orvis Recon® Fly Rod
- Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod
- Orvis Clearwater® 6-Piece Fly Rod
- Orvis Helios™ 3F Fly Rod
- Orvis Clearwater® Two-Handed Fly Rod
- Orvis Superfine Glass Fly Rod
- Orvis Mission Fly Rod
Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod
All around trout! This is more of a medium-action rod, so requires a bit slower casting stroke. Feels great for those who enjoy that flex!
Great entry-level option! Versatile rod for varied techniques and also comes with a great 25 year warranty from Orvis!
All around trout fishing, awesome fast action, and under Orvis' 25 yr warrenty!
Orvis Recon® Fly Rod
The Recon is a workhorse. Can handle big flies in the wind and also give a delicate presentation with the smallest of dry flies. Great for all-around fishing for any level, from beginner to expert.
All around trout - even works well as a light tackle bass rod! Fast action rod with incredible accuracy - throws all sizes of dry fly and excels with smaller streamers and nymph rigs.
Accuracy at long distances, with enough backbone to control the brutes you'll find in freshwater like bass, carp, and musky. Also great for smaller snook, bones, and permit.
Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod
All Orvis Helios rods are designed with accuracy in mind. This rod is considered one of the most accurate rods Orvis has ever build while maintaining amazing rod strength. This is rod is perfect for targeting salmon, stripers, and any other large aggressive game fish.
High-performing rod with exceptional accuracy and all-around fast action performance. This will put the fly right where you want it (pending your technique of course). The 3D has a bit more backbone for casting into the wind. Bonus, this rod is a special edition Blue
The "D" is for distance - the rod with the power to get your fly there and the accuracy to drop it right where you want it.
Orvis Clearwater® 6-Piece Fly Rod
Not only does it have the length to reach out and control drifts and the power to reach far banks, but it also has the line weight to handle big bass. Firing a big topwater won't be an issue!
Powerful yet very versatile rod that can handle a wide array of challenges from small dries to streamers and wind.
No reel here - just the rod. Allows you to mix and match reels.
Orvis Helios™ 3F Fly Rod
This is the ideal setup to hunt down big predatory fish like pike. You need a big heavy rod that can generate enough power and energy to load and cast big, heavy flies to target those toothy critters. With pike fish, you're looking at making a lot of casts, which can wear out your arm over the course of a day fishing. This is a 7wt rod that feels more like a 5wt in your hand, which will help you save your arm from fatigue, so when you finally hook a pike, you've got the strength and energy to wrangle it.
Great for dry flies as well as nymphing. Can definitely throw some smaller to medium-sized streamers on this set up but will deliver small to med sized presentations perfectly.
This rod can be used for just about anything from streams to salt water.
Orvis Clearwater® Two-Handed Fly Rod
Great medium action action rod that handles small streams really well. Has great balance and power to handle small dry flies and large streamers as well.
Perfect tool for steelheading. Allows you to swing flies or nymph with ease.
Orvis Superfine Glass Fly Rod
If you're a nerd and read fly fishing magazines like I do, you'll see the Orvis Superfine Glass consistently awarded "#1 Glass Rod" year after year. Nothing can beat it in terms of accuracy at close range, precision, delicate fly placement/presentation, and a superior bend when that fighter is hooked. This makes it the go-to glass rod for seasoned anglers on small streams.
This rod is great for sight casting. Most sight casting is done in flats or for tailing reds. This rod will fair very well for you in a sight casting situation. Maybe even in a salmon stream as well.
Highly accurate, loads well in tight quarters. Great for a small, wild stream.
Orvis Mission Fly Rod
6 piece is a nice pack and fish, but at 15 feet you'll need those 6 pieces. This would be fantastic for larger fish like salmon.
Dedicated Spey angling with either Scandi or Skagit line systems.
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