Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit · 9'0" · 5 wt.


Rod length
Line weight
8 wt
6 wt
5 wt
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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.


  • 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 length9'0"
Line weight5 wt
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
WarrantyOrvis Great Catch Guarantee

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
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Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
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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Easy returnsWe offer a 30-day peace of mind returns on most items in new condition that are in their original packaging. Items purchased used are not eligible to be returned. Read our return policy for more detail


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Poor product fly rod

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jun 15, 2024
I just bought this fly rod and i was hoping to use it this season for my fishing trip but when I got to the location and got to the water to try out my fly rod, on my second cast slowly drifting by the river bank and gently lifting my rod in a smooth motion it instantly broke! to my surprise I thought that this was going to be a wonderful fly rod but I’m really upset how it broke so fast without me even putting any pressure on the rod by just gently lifting it.
Location: Anchorage Alaska
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Encounter Combo

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on May 31, 2024
The Encounter Combo is perfect for fishing in creeks and tight fitting pools. I found the action was great for a variety of different areas that I found trout!!
10S Pops
I would recommend to a friend
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