Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod

This fly fishing rod is the travel rod you've been searching for.


This is an ideal travel fly fishing rod for small streams and mountain lakes. Easy to pack, so it makes it a great travel companion.

Rod outfit includes:

  • Frequent Flyer 863-7 Fly Rod
  • Access II Reel - Titanium
  • Hy-Flote Extra Silver Label WF Floating Line - Yellow
  • 150 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Cordura rod tube with internal dividers

8 foot 6 inch, 7 piece, Mid Flex 6.5 fly fishing rod for 3 weight line, 2.9 oz. 30-day Risk Free Trial
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 6 reviews


6 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    An okay rod, here's why... - 11/4/2013
    By: from Chicago, IL
    Top 50 Contributor

    The 4 piece rods cast way better. The travel rods are for people that must have short rod tubes. If you don't need ultra portability there are better 4 piece Orvis rods to choose from.

  • 5/5

    Superb Rod - 3/10/2012
    By: from Zurich, Switzerland

    I've had my FF for about 2 years now. Beautiful 7 pieces of graphite stuck together. Silky smooth and fits snug into a very, very nice Orvis case which has section compartments. Class. I have other 7 piece 'travel' rods, but will only use the Orvis. Light enough for presenting dries and also chunky enough to throw some dirty (i.e. 2 nymphs and split) gear if needed. Landed many (20+ in.) large Bows and Brownies in Austria on this beauty. Not a hick-up. Well done Orvis!

  • 4/5

    Good value for your money - 2/8/2010
    By: from Sweden, Scandinavia

    Bought a 3wt a couple of weeks ago. The rod is not as smooth as the more expensive Orvis rods but for the money spent, a very good deal. The cork quality of the handle is perhaps not the best but for this price I would recommend the rod. Casts well enough and is a dream to pack. If you are looking for a rod that takes no place at all, chose this! You could place rod, reel and a box of flies in your glove compartment.

  • 5/5

    Great travel rod!! - 9/18/2008
    By: from New York, NY

    I own a couple of other rods and this one is one of the best. The rod snug nicely in my bag. After work, I would go for a quick end of hard days work for a relaxing fresh water fishing. Heading home big smiles. The rod is very responsive and durable. I recommend this rod to everyone...

  • 5/5

    Fantastic travel Rod!!! - 5/14/2008

    Was little skeptical at first, but became a believer after landing several brook trout on a narrow mountain stream in VA. It’s so smooth that I couldn’t tell at times that it was a 7 piece rod. It’s small enough to pack in a backpack for hiking up to hard to reach streams in the mountain. Highly recommend it!!!!

  • 5/5

    Great Balance - 10/15/2007

    Purchased my 3 wt. in Boston and just tried it out on the Carson river in Calif. It had great balance and sensitivity. One of my best purchases!

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Frequent Flyer Fly Rods

The Frequent Flyer Goes the Distance
by Orvis Endorsed Guide, Capt. Dale Fridy

Orvis sent me an early sample of the Frequent Flyer rod. I'm able to recommend it highly to my customers who are gearing up for the salt. The Texas fishery that is my stomping grounds, the Lower Laguna Madre, is becoming more well known in the fly fishing world. For those headed to Port Isabel, Texas and the miles and miles of wadable flats harboring sizable trophy trout and tailing reds, it’s a great and affordable trip. So I get a lot of trout anglers on their first sight-casting, saltwater adventure. The price of gearing up for the trip with a Frequent Flyer rod doesn't scare them off. And I know they're setting themselves up for success with the Frequent Flyer. They'll make the casts they need to make, put the fly to the distance they need with accuracy and touch even with the persistent Gulf winds. On the Lower Laguna Madre, the opportunity is here to tag into a trophy sized trout or redfish. The Frequent flyer has enough backbone to play a fish, no problem. Another great benefit to the Frequent Flyer rod is that it’s designed to travel, just pack and go.

There is a side benefit to the Frequent Flyer for me: Those anglers that make it down here a day or two before their luggage at least have their rod with them!
- Captain Dale Fridy, Port Isabel, Texas. 954-943-7666.

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