Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

This 5 wt. affordable fly rod is a great choice for bigger trout water.


Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. The 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. This is the perfect backup for an experienced traveling angler or for a new angler who plans to spend most of their time on bigger trout waters.
The Encounter series rods are exempt from our standard 25-year guarantee, but do come with a limited warranty against defects in the original workmanship. If, by any means, the rod is deemed defective by our Rod Shop, Orvis will be happy to replace it.


Overall: 4.9/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 20 reviews

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

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Well Worth it - 4/16/2014
    By: from Vass, NC

    I like the rod, what a value for a beginner trying fly fishing for the first time. It was recommended to me and my wife by several friends that fly fish a lot

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great for a new fly fisher - 4/16/2014

    As always with Orvis equipment, I was pelased with the quality of the rod and reel. I purchased the outfit for a young man I introduced to the sport last summer. He is extremely interested in continuing the sport and I wanted to get him some quality equipment without spending a lot of cash. This outfit fit the bill.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    100% satisfaction... - 4/8/2014
    By: from montéal,canada

    i recommend this rod outfit if you want to have fun and put your money in the right product.it is all 100% satisfaction.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Newbie to Fly Fishing - 4/7/2014
    By: from Plano, TX

    For the price, I believe this is a remarkable piece of equipment.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent price quality relationship - 3/29/2014
    By: from Comodoro Rivadavia

    I was really happy with the balance that the product has. I really enjoyed the sensation I got at the moment of the catch. I was deligthed by the little weight of it

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    quality @ bargain $$$ - 3/5/2014

    I have other Orvis and TFO outfits that cost way more. I wanted a back up 4-piece, but after only a few casts I felt this rod would become the one to always be in the truck and ready for use. It casts smoothly with enough backbone and delicacy to be used in many situations.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great fly rod & precision fly reel - 3/4/2014
    By: from Southeast Georgia

    Could not be more pleased with this purchase. Great rod & reel for the price point. Will buy another. Thanks Orvis

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent choice - 2/18/2014
    By: from St. Louis, MO

    Very happy with the total package, flyrod, reel, line, and case. First class all the way. For this price this package cannot be beat and it is an Orvis brand which stands up to anything out there.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great for beginners - 2/17/2014
    By: from Phoenix, AZ

    I'm restarting my love with fly fishing and felt I needed a first rate rod and reel combo to help me. I know the product doesn't make me a good fly fisher but it helps with my confidence as I work at getting better.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit - 2/12/2014
    By: from Spokane, WA

    I purchased online and received the outfit 3 days later. An excellent value and can't wait for the snoew to clear to use

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