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Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 17 reviews
16 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great beginner's tool -
By: Cottus from Hessen, Germany
Top 500 Contributor
I own some 20 top of the line fly rods from Orvis, from my first 1985-vintage 7' #5 Otter down to a 9' # 7 Helios 2 that I purchased from Orvis UK just a few weeks ago in December 2013. I bought the 9'6" # 7 Streamline outfit as a christmas present for a young relative, who is not yet sure wether she'll like saltwater fly fishing for seatrout in the Danish Baltic. Trying it out on a nearby gravel pit, I was surprised at how well the budget priced rod stood against the far more expensive rods. It feels just as well with a #6 line, and with some care will even cast a # 8 line over the 25 meters' distance that you need most of the time. Of course, it's heavier and the line would have to be exchanged for the salt, but I'm sure that this is a reliable tool for her first seatrouting experience with me in April this year. Will come back for a Helios or Access, if she sticks to it.
Great value -
By: parlour52 from Wallingford, Oxfordshire UK
I was looking for a starter kit for my trip to the SW Florida beaches, I prefer ~Orvis products based on previous experience and this one seemed to fit the bill. Having received it within a few days, I am really pleased.The rod is excellent, as is the line/backing. I will probably upgrade the reel in time, but it is fine for now. Altogether a great package and great value.
You actually get better than you pay for! -
By: Lockley from Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
Top 100 Contributor
I purchased the 8wt 9' Saltwater outfit to replace an old and tired fiberglass rod. Very much like going from the slide rule to the scientific calculator. Sweet is the only way to describe the experience of using this outfit.
Happy Camper -
I am a beginning saltwater fly fisherman, this complete outfit was just what I was looking for. I have made several new purchases with Orvis because of the quality of the item and fast shipping. Looking forward to catching some Surf Perch, Halibut and Corbina.
step up to the clearwater....its much better for a little more in cost. dont pay for the expedited shipping if you rellly need it in time for a trip....came 7 days later
fly rod and reel -
By: Splinter from NJ
The fly rod is very nice and comes in a quality rod holder. My dissapointment comes in the reel itself. The knob for reeling is very small and hard to use and I should have just bought the rod and saved the difference to purchase a quality reel.
Great value for the money -
By: GrouserGSP from Grand Rapids, MI
With the up coming salmon and steelhead runs I needed a rod and reel fast. So I ordered the Steamline 908-4 outfit. I received this on time from Orvis and the service was excellent, second to none. The day after I received my outfit I hit the river and caught several large raibows. What a great performing system for the money. I have other excellent Orvis rods and reels, this one doesn't skip a beat when I compare. It also stands up to the big pike looking for a meal in the rivers. May I add that I have received a lot of compliments on the performance of this system. Other trout anglers wanted to try my Streamline out and were even more impressed after giving it a test run.
First fly rod -
Looking forward to catching some monster bass here in Virginia
Mostly very good -
By: Clashbain from Sutherland, UK
The case, rod and line were all as I would expect from Orvis. The reel however seems very cheap and unlikely to last very long. Overall a good value package and the reel is the least important item in a fly fishing combo.
Good product and economic. -
By: Pelo from Pando-Uruguay
It's my first team fly, I feel very comfortable to start throwing the fly. I tried it in the sea and throw big flies with ease. I hope someday to buy a bigger combo to catch big fish. Thanks to all the Orvis team for their help, this combo came to Uruguay in just 5 days.