Superfine Touch 1-weight 6' Fly Rod—Full Flex

Our Superfine graphite fly rods get a modern-day upgrade. Made in USA.


1⅝ oz. 6', 3-piece, Full-Flex Fly Rod for 1-wt. line.

Some of nature's loveliest creatures are also some of its smallest. With the Superfine Touch 601-3, you can leave the big world behind, find a tiny mountain stream, and focus instead on the vibrant blue halos and ivory-tipped fins of brook trout no larger than your hand. Its super-soft, full-flexing action was specifically designed to cast dry flies with delicacy and let you feel the fighting spirit and big hearts bursting forth from these beautiful little fish. The unsanded blanks and traditional look are an updated nod to years past, and urge you to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. Made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

Rod outfit includes:

  • Superfine Touch 601-3 Full-Flex Fly Rod
  • Battenkill I Reel
  • Hydros Freshwater Fly Line - Willow
  • 125 yards of 12lb Dacron backing
  • Carbon fiber rod tube and cloth rod sack

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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 9 reviews


8 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Solid little rod - 6/22/2014
    By: from California

    This rod is great for small trout. Haven't caught any big ones yet, but I'm sure the rod can handle them. Little trout (4-7 inch wild rainbows) feel much larger than they actually are. Great for dry flies, especially to skittish fish. Paired with the 1 weight superfine line, this is a perfect setup for small streams at high altitudes. Very fun.

  • 5/5

    Awesome - 6/20/2014
    By: from Notellum Idaho

    Absolutely thrilled with the 1wt outfit. I've been fishing small spring creeks with my orvis 4wt 8'6" and will not be able to go back to the 4wt. The superfine casts beautifully paired with 6x tippet. Really lets brookies show what they can do. Very First cast with this 1wt saw a 12" cutthroat rise and clobber a #16 BWO. Easily one of the funnest fights I've experienced fishing. Thank you orvis.

  • 5/5

    Happy Customer - 5/15/2013
    By: from Puyallup, WA
    Top 500 Contributor

    I bought this for a customer for an upcoming trip to southern Utah. I matched it up with a Hydros I reel. He left work early that day to test out his new (and only) Orvis rod outfit. The fact that he didn't return to work that day told me everything I needed to know. Well that and the large order he gave me the next day!

  • 5/5

    Wow what an easy rod to fish - 4/29/2013
    By: from Sheridan wyo

    This one wt casts small dries like no other rod you will ever hold. It lands flies so quietly even skittish fish don't notice. This rod is super light. It can cast surprisingly far. I used it half a day and when I went back to my 4 weight it felt like casting a log. The guy who complained about the reel seat? I love a screw down reel seat. If you fish small streams you will love this rod and the looks are spectacular.?

  • 5/5

    The Perfect Rod - 3/18/2011
    By: from Alexandria, Virginia

    I took my new Orvis six foot, one weight, Superfine rod fishing this weekend in the Shenandoah National Park. I found this full flex rod to be everything I have wanted in a rod that I use to catch mountain brook trout. It casts beautifully and I love the feel of the full flex loading and unloading in my hand. Its delicate structure made every small size brookie feel like I was hauling in a trophy. The uplocking reel seat is the one feature that caused me to give this rod a try and it has been a rewarding experience. This rod has quickly become my favorite for mountain brook trout streams. This rod is fun to fish!!

  • 4/5

    looks nice but.... - 3/12/2011

    This rod looks and feels nice but I own the previous version Super Fine Trout Bum and it is equipped with a sliding lock ring that holds your reel in place by pure friction fit....something about it is just classic and something you don't get on a lot of other rods.

  • 5/5

    Sweet! - 1/7/2011

    Ditto! I love the traditional cigar grip too with sliding bands, but this rod in-hand, feels great! SUPER light feel and nice, soft action. So i disagree, you CAN tell the difference between this rod and a 6wt, by HOLDING one. A fine offering and a nice addition to any small stream angler's arsenal.

  • 5/5

    LIke It - 12/29/2010

    I disagree with the previous reviewer about the grip design. I specifically purchased this because the grip design was changed. If it had the cork and ring design, it would be too much like the Ion. I wanted a 1wgt and was looking at the Sage TXL. The Touch was a much better rod for hunting Brookies. The shorter length and slower action was so much better than the Sage. Look and feel is great.

  • 2/5

    Very disappointed in appearance - 12/28/2010

    Would someone please explain to me why there is a screw locking seat and standard length grip on this 6' 1 wt. rod? In past years Orvis would have fitted this rod with a duel slide band seat over cork spacer and diminutive superfine grip. You can't tell by looking at the grip/seat if this is a 6' 1 wt. or a 8 1/2' 6 wt..

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Features of the Superfine Touch Fly Rod
  • Incredibly precise casts as close as 15'.
  • Exclusive Load Ratio Technology for incredibly smooth casting stroke.
  • Classic unsanded, spiral-wrap charcoal blank.
  • Uplocking maple and anodized gold reel seat.
  • Super-grade cork handle.
  • All titanium nitride guides.
  • Orange wraps with gold tipping.
  • Gold ferrule alignment dots.
  • Classic Superfine black and gold unsanded carbon case with original logo and rod sock.
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