Frequent Flyer 6-weight 9' 7-piece Fly Rod

This fly fishing rod packs right into your carry-on while traveling.


This rod is travel-ready for your fishing expedition. The Frequent Flyer™ fly rod packs right into your backpack, saddlebag, even your briefcase. The fly rod carries onto any plane to forever end any and all worry about your fly rod making it to your final fishing destination. Keep the fly rod right in your vehicle, out of the way, for quick fishing getaways at lunch, or pack it into the backcountry far easier than even a four-piece rod. Seven-piece rods for fresh and salt water, all in the most affordable, high-quality, high-performance travel rods on the market today. Built to our exact taper design, component, and production specifications, every step of the overseas production is supervised by Orvis.

Rod outfit includes:

  • Frequent Flyer 906-7 Fly Rod
  • Access III Reel - Titanium
  • Hy-Flote Extra Silver Label WF Floating Line - Yellow
  • 125 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Cordura rod tube with internal dividers

Fly rod details:
  • 9 foot, 7 piece, Tip Flex fly rod for 6 weight line, 3 3/4 oz.
  • Packable seven-piece design, 16"-17 3/4" collapsed.
  • Aluminum oxide stripping guides, chrome snake guides.
  • Hard chrome tip-top.
  • Alignment dots for easy assembly.
  • Reel seat: Freshwater - silver anodized aluminum with dark green woven graphite spacer. Saltwater - black, hard anodized aluminum.
  • Protective Cordura-covered hard case with sleeve dividers.
  • Guaranteed only against defects in materials and workmanship.
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    The most affordable, high-quality, high-performance travel fly rods on the market today. Our Frequent Flyer fly rods are built to our exact taper designs, component, and production specifications. Freshwater configuration. Perfect travel fly rod for big rivers, lakes and nearly any freshwater situation in the world. This fly rod is targeted for fishing trout, bass.

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  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 20 reviews


    16 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Good all rounder - 10/17/2013

      This rod is a replacement for my 7 piece missionary rod that disappeared over the side the boat at Pitsford water.

    • 4/5

      great rod great price - 10/11/2013

      delivered within 2 days. a good rod for the price although i wont be taking the tube when i go up the hills

    • 5/5

      Very Pleased - 9/17/2013
      By: from Rickmansworth, UK
      Top 1000 Contributor

      I've used this 6 weight rod a couple of times since I bought it, very pleased with the action and power of the rod. Handles my 20' fast sinking sink tip like a seven rod. Look forward to taking it on my next trip abroad.

    • 4/5

      Frequent Flyer 6-wt - 9/12/2013

      Have fished with it once (for carp - handled fish up to 10/12lbs) A very nice rod, but it would get 5 stars if the reel fitting didn't loosen up after an hour or two's casting.

    • 5/5

      An old favourite - 9/7/2013
      By: from Scottish Highlands

      I bought my 9' #6 when they first came out in the 1990s and have used in South Africa (rainbows) and the UK (brown trout, seatrout, rainbows and grayling). I have lost count of the number of fish it has landed, up to 5lb weigh, both on loch and river. It is especially useful for hikes up to the hill lochs, which often entail a four mile walk in. At a pinch it will even fish a cast of three flies in traditional loch style. A great all-round rod.

    • 1/5

      Very disappointing - 9/2/2013
      By: from Tenneesee

      My wife purchased this rod for me for our Anniversary. Third time I used it, it snaps right in the middle of one of the pieces. I never got a chance to even like this rod. So I called Orvis only to be told that I may or may not have to pay $50.00 for a rod repair and it will probably take 4 to 6 weeks. My childhood Zebco held up better than this rod. Disappointment does not fully describe how I feel about this company right now.

    • 4/5

      good for traveling - 9/1/2013
      By: from NJ

      Bought the rod for traveling with it. The 6wt rod is only 3.x oz in weight, not bad. Unfortunately, to balance it, you need a 6.5oz reel + line which is heavy for a 6wt outfit. I know that ferrules do make balancing more difficult but a little longer grip and/ or downlocking reel seat might be able to help the situation.

    • 5/5

      Great rod - 8/21/2013
      By: from Port Macquarie Australia

      This rod has proven itself to be tough and easily applicable to 2 months in Ak fishing for Rainbows, grayling, char, dolleys and pinks. I had a ball using it on the Russian and Willow. It was exceptional on Contact creek and it now is my go to rod at home in Australia for estuary and freshwater species. Well done Orvis. A great rod

    • 5/5

      Great All Around Todd - 12/9/2012
      By: from Oakville, Ontario

      I received a 9' 6 weight for Christmas last year. I love the compactness and the alignment dots for quick assembly. Used it for spring steelhead,fall Chinook salmon on Lake Ontario tribs, still water fishing and lots of fast water, it didn't miss a beat.

    • 4/5

      Perfect size - 3/30/2012
      By: from Stockholm, Sweden

      The Frequent flyer rod is perfect sized for putting even in my small backpack. Have used it since 2011. I often bring it as a second rod with a sinking line during the summertime. It performs very well with the sinking line, but also with a floating line, but I mostly fish the floating line on my Helios. I just wished the innerpouch in the tube was detachable to pack even more compact when hiking or travelling. It would be great to be able to choose to go with or without the rodtube.

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    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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