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We used this combo at the FF 101 school in Plymouth Meeting and found it to perform superbly. Sorry, Orvis, we will use this for awhile before upgrading. Excellent construction and a great value. Thank you Orvis, my son is hooked on something real, not electronic.,I received this combo as a gift from my brother.
I took it fishing on the Potomac for the shad run. While fighting my first fish, the 3rd section of the rod snapped. Considering the rod had only been used to practice casting in my yard, I did not expect it to just break.
Before it broke, it did cast nicely. The rod and reel are a good match and I think it's a great starter outfit to introduce someone to fly fishing.
I will say that my customer service experience was great. I went through the rod repair process, but took the opportunity to upgrade to the Access 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex instead. It arrived on my doorstep three days later and I was back on the water.,i was wanting to have a go at orvis set up, have to admit not disappointed at all. good value for money and great to cast,I want to give this outfit five stars because when I've been able to use it, I have few issues and it does the job well. The problem is that it's been out of service more often than not. I had to return my first one after about four times out on the river because the reel sheered off the bracket. I am now having to return the replacement because the tip snapped off (top two inches) the first time I was out with it. And I am hardly doing extreme fishing. Customer service was friendly but not exactly stellar - they did not make it easy to replace the rod (I had to return to Rod Repairs so they could determine I was not at fault, and simultaneously order a new one). I know this is the cheapest model Orvis offers, but I expected more given the price and the quality I assumed was behind the name.,Purchased this for my grandson who is just getting into fly fishing. He was thoroughly impressed and excited about receiving such a quality set.
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