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Orvis Recon® Fly Rod

Orvis Recon® Fly Rod

$598.00
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A staple in the mid-range fly rod market, the Recon® by Orvis® is a smooth-casting, fast action fly rod. The Recon rod would be ideal for any angler who wants a user-friendly, lightweight rod with plenty of backbone for making accurate long casts or tossing larger flies.

Key Features:

  • Fast Action – Fast action rods suit more aggressive casters or casters who are looking to throw larger flies, nymphs, or streamers for longer distances.

  • Pewter Type III Anodized Aluminum Reel Seat w/ Wood Insert – The wood insert gives the rod a very high-end, classy look while still being durable and functional.

  • USA Made – Orvis has more direct control over the quality and craftsmanship of the rods made in-house here in the USA.

  • Orvis 25 Year Guarantee – The Orvis warranty will fix or replace any broken rod for a small handling fee, regardless of reason.

Expert product review
Fly Fishing Expert Jacob Jesionek
Review by Curated Expert Jacob Jesionek
The Orvis Recon is the perfect fly rod for the intermediate flyfisher who is becoming serious about their game. It gave me the ability to unlock a new level of casting that I wasn't achieving before while not breaking the bank. The fast action allowed me to really figure out how to cast those tight loops and add distance and confidence to my fly fishing. The first time I fished dry flies with this rod, I realized just how important action is, and the Recon allowed me to present flies more accurately than ever before.
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Hayden B.
Hayden B.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The Orvis Recon is a seasoned angler's rod, and one that many of us end up on after fishing with 3 or 4 rods for several years. If you are the type of person who purchases a single high quality item once, with the expectation that you'll use it for decades (like a solid winter coat), rather than several sequential lower quality items, then this is your rod. If you don't start here, I can assure you will end up here. Save your money over the long term and invest in the tools of your vocation early.

I have never met a person that had a negative thing to say about their Orvis Recon. And those that use them, use them for every situation. Typically, as you advance in your fly fishing career, you add more and more top-tier specialized rods - tailor made to a type of water or species. The Recon is the exception to this. This is THE higher tier versatility rod. It loads quickly for short casts on small streams, and packs enough action and power to launch long casts. I never seen a rod perform in windy condition like the Recon. This rod is built with the same construction techniques and performance attributes of Orvis' $1,000 Helios series rods, for half the price. Like Orvis' other mid to high tier rods, this one comes with a 25 year guarantee, but you can honestly expect a solid 50 years out of it.

Or C.
Or C.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Not many people know but the 2020 Orvis recon is almost like a fly fishing cheat code! Orvis used all of the technology that is used in the higher priced "Helios", in the 2020 Recon. This rod is a BEAST. Medium Fast action tip that will be perfect for what you're looking for. This rod has a great body that helps casting anything, from the smallest dries to the biggest nymphs. Orvis offers a 25 years warranty with the rod which give you a peace of mine when hiking through the river with it. Any type of fishing but mostly bigger fish. That being said, the unique body can through the smallest dries pretty well.

Tim Lewis
Tim Lewis
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The best rod for all scenarios in coastal waters. It is ready for the bigger fish but won't fatigue your arm over time like stiffer 8 wts. Basically "feel like you're fishing for smaller game fish while actually catching and landing with ease, larger game fish"

Tyler Okeefe
Tyler Okeefe
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

You name it in trout fishing and this rod can do it well. While it is on the more expensive end, this rod can handle your growth in fly fishing. You can take a 9 foot 5 weight rod anywhere and fly fish for trout without having a worry.

Alex Ontkos
Alex Ontkos
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

This is a great all-around rod for saltwater fly fishing. It will allow you to target the common inshore species, such as snook and redfish and juvenile tarpon. It will also be a fun setup for fishing for largemouth bass!