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Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 9 reviews
9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I believe if a person was going to purchase a one Rod Combination (Rod, Reel, Line) that could do it all the Access Saltwater 6wt Fl/9Ft is it. Sensitive enough for trout/panfish, yet able to handle largemouth-Smallmouth Bass related fly fishing. Additionally it should handle light inshore Saltwater well, making it a best buy. Had to call Orvis for backup for help on fitting the 4 sections together for the first time as it was at first a liitle different (must follow instructions but not a problem). Casts beautifully.
Best Value -
The Access Rod is a great value for price and quality.
By: TNBud from Smoky Mountains, TN
Top 25 Contributor
Purchased this rod as a backup bonefishing rod and primary bass/carp rod. But after landing a bonefish on it I might say it is now the primary bonefish rod. What a fight. You can really feel the fish on a 6 weight. Great action and performance for this versatile rod.
Great Performance -
By: Evilgeologist from Richmond, VA
Top 1000 Contributor
I set this rod up with the Access IV reel and over-lined with 7 weight bass bug taper. It absolutely launches flies with little effort. I'm a sloppy fly caster but this rod seems to compensate perfectly for me. Besides the staff at Orvis Richmond once again were great and have kept me as a customer.
Great decision to go with this rod. -
By: TheWolf from San Diego
A very good, multipurpose rod, for several different types of species fresh water and saltwater. I've used the fast action rod to cast a heavy shooting head, line in the surf and and the San Diego Bay, to catch halibut, croakers, strong fighting bone fish, and the 6WT is still light weight enough for a good fight from the surf perch. I use the same rod while going after bass and crappie in the same lakes. I've fished Colorado, for trout with a floating line on it, and made some pretty nice cast; (I'm not even that great of a fly caster). It's perfect for the sea going cut throat and salmon in the pacific in Pacific Northwest. This rod covers a large range, of different types of fishing.
well made and versatile -
By: Ridley260 from Alexandria, Va
I've used this rod for reds, smallies and largemouth. Great feel, easy cast, and great for a battle. Plus, it floats even with a reel on it!
Great Rod -
By: Snookfinaddict from Naples Fl
Great feel and exceptional control. Can't wait to land some Rainbows with it.
great rod -
By: randyw from wisconsin
I received this rod as a gift . The difference from my old rod ( a competitors) was huge . Casting was easy and had good control and distance .
|Access Fly Rods|
Cast this rod once and you'll question the low price.
Pay more for remarkably lightweight performance? There is no longer a reason. The new Orvis Access™ Rod Series offers true premium-rod, weightless performance at a remarkably accessible price. The carbon-based composite blanks are impregnated with a new epoxy-based resin system with plasticizers for a stronger composite. This is a proprietary new material demonstrating an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making these rods even lighter than some higher-priced models. Using proprietary tapers and actions perfected on Helios™ by Orvis rod designers over the past two years, Access rods offer a performance-to-price ratio unheard of in the industry until now. Access rods cast with the same power and precision as the highest-price rods on the market, are just as light if not lighter, and yet come at a price that is accessible to everyone.
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