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Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 61 reviews
57 of 61 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
best combo -
By: fishingtildi from uvalde tx
this combo is a great buy. I am new to fly fishing and have found that it is easy to use. I have even introduced some of my friends to fly fishing, using this combo as well. It is a perfect value for beginners, as well as seasoned fly fishermen. I love that it is easily assembled and disassembled and can be carried anywhere!
Excellent Fly Rod/Reel Combo -
By: Yunick from Manchester, CT
First time fly fisherman. Painstakingly reviewed a number of rod/reel combinations before deciding on the Orvis 5-weight 8'6" combo as a 50th birthday present for myself. I made the right choice, very happy with the product. Have not had one issue, the quality appears to be quite good. Can't wait to buy an Orvis 8-weight salt water rod!
Nice Starter Kit -
By: rbarno from Weston, MA
I've been buying Orvis gear for 30 years, including my 3 new Helios 2 rods. I recently visited a friend in Bavaria, Germany, and after returning I decided to get him started fly fishing. I looked around a little, but after learning that Orvis sells a nice beginner kit, I purchase it in the 8.5 ft. model. When it came in the mail, I was very pleased to see that although simple, this beginner kit has the quality and detail that made me proud to bestow it on a discerning German scientist! The fit and feel were balanced and attractive, and the price point was just right for a beginner set. I added a few leaders, nice box of my fly patterns, floatant and a few other important items. When he received the gift, he was elated. He read the Orvis beginners guide, and could not wait to find a stream to try out his newfound sport of fly fishing! OF course, I included an Orvis catalogue!
Superb starter combo -
By: Jjsweeney from Lexington, KY
Great rod and reel combo for a beginner! Bought it for my girlfriend to teach her the basics of fly fishing and she loves it!
I can do this -
By: Jordan5 from North Carolina
New to the world of fly fishing. So I took the class from Orvis liked the way it felt in class and bought it. This rod is great I feel like it is helping me through all my mistakes learning to cast. I would and have recommended this rod to all my friends. If you are a newby get this rod you will be glad you did.
Great starter rod and reel -
I really like the action of this fly rod.And I must say I really like the weight of the reel. It's not to heavy compared to others I've tried out.
Good so far! -
By: BrettM from NYC
I got this at the local NYC orivs store. I've been using it for about 2 months now and fished with it quite a bit. The book was an amazing place to start. I took the Free orvis classes to get more direction and I've had an amazing time! only one problem with the drag on the reel and the guys at the Orvis store swapped the reel for a new one.
got orvis? -
By: nabibrian from Portland, Oregon
Everything is as described. The book it comes with is a nice addition. The reel this outfit comes with will definitely need to be replaced as it seems kind of cheap and not as solid as other orvis reels that I've owned.
Good starter pole/reel -
By: GreenRhino from Deposit, NY
Works well for me as a beginner in the rivers of Northern Appalachia. Primarily we fish for Brown trout
Great purchase -
By: BillG3222 from NH
Works for me. Easy to cast. Compact when cased. I keep it in my truck at all times. You just never know when you might get the urge to fish.