Orvis

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit · 9'6" · 6 wt.

$198.00

Rod length
8'6"
9'0"
9'6"
Line weight
8 wt
6 wt
5 wt
Free delivery: May 30 - Jun 6
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Matt Beam, Fly Fishing Expert
Baily Dent, Fly Fishing Expert
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Ideal for beginners wanting to try out the sport without a big initial investment, as it includes everything needed to get started.

Great for
  • Ease of useIncludes everything needed to get started.
Good for
  • QualityGreat for beginners, but not very durable.
Avoid for
  • DurabilityNot expected to last more than a couple years.
  • CastabilityCannot cast bigger flies and poppers.
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The Story Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the freshly updated 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. The Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. Imported.

Specs:

  • Encounter® Fly Rod Outfit
  • The perfect outfit for younger anglers
  • 4-piece
  • Smooth, crisp performance
  • Packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader
  • Imported
Curated, Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Rod length9'6"
Line weight6 wt
Pieces4
StyleSingle hand
ActionMedium, Fast
Grip typeReverse half wells
Rod materialGraphite
Fishing typeFly
Reel Line Weight3-5 wt.
ColorBlack / Brown
Water typeFreshwater
Reel or SpoolReel
Arbor sizeLarge
Fish speciesTrout, Bass

4.2/5
Matt Beam owns this product
The Orvis Encounter fly rod outfit is one of the best options anglers can buy in this price range. A great place to start for beginner fly fishers with a rod, reel, backing, fly line, and a leader. All that is needed to start fly fishing is some flies. The Encounter fly reel isn’t very durable but can be upgraded... Read more
Ideal for
  • Great Beginner Outfit
  • All around use set up
  • Includes everything but flies
Not ideal for
  • The Encounter fly reel in this outfit isn’t very durable
Reviewed by:
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
3.0/5
Baily Dent tested this product
This is a great rod outfit for someone wanting to try the sport out and see if they are going to like it before investing in a better rod. This is not a rod that is going to last you more than a couple years unless you fish very few times a year. It's a great rod for... Read more
Ideal for
  • Very budget friendly.
  • Great low price starter rod.
  • Includes everything needed to get right on the water.
Not ideal for
  • Very limited warranty.
  • Is not able to cast bigger flies and poppers.
  • Not very durable.
Reviewed by:
Baily Dent
Fly Fishing Expert

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Originally posted at www.orvis.com on May 14, 2024
Don't buy this combo i bought the 8 wt rod and i put an 8 wt line and the rod will break before the line
AlexgrenonLocation: Canada Quebec
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Non durable

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Apr 8, 2024
Had one before it broke and sent it back and got another one and it snapped on a fish very disappointed in these rods expected way more durability out of them
Angler1586Location: Bedford pa
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