Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

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

Details

  • Built for the hardcore angler yet priced with frugality in mind
  • 9’ 5-wt
  • 4-piece
  • Smooth, crisp performance
  • Packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader

Instead of “entry level,”, we think of our Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.”. The 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the answer to the question, "What's the first rod I should buy?" Ideal as an all-around rod and for bigger trout water, the 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the best value-priced outfit of its kind.

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.

Reviews

Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is rated 4.7326 out of 5 by 86.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Fly Rods Wonderful product that will be used by the family for many years. Bought two Encounter 5-weight 9" combos as Christmas presents for my 12 and 15 years sons after we got got some fly fishing training this past summer. Even though this is generally marketed as a entry product, it is far better quality than what they trained on and it looks great with a nice travel case. Responsive rod and very smooth reel. It looked great coming out of the box as a present and the boys just loved the whole package. Hard to believe the rod and reel could be of this quality at this price. The boys reviewed the online Orvis fly fishing basics video as a refresher and started having fun. With the included cases it is easy for them to bring to take the combo on their bikes to local fishing spots. We now totally trust Orvis as a fly fishing resource and will look into an Orvis fly fishing course in our area this spring.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Gift Gave this to my son as a Christmas present. Very surprised and especially pleased to receive this high quality fly-fishing setup from Orvis. Excellent choice for the beginner through intermediate level angler. Thank you Orvis!
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Day after fishing I gave this rod to my 17 year old grandson and he is out fishing with it today 12/27. He caught 2 bass and said that he loves the rod . Great for the young fisherman.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite the Encounter New to fly fishing, I bought this outfit 6 months ago and have been using it each weekend for full day fishing trips. Combine this outfit with the Orvis Learning Center tutorials, and a healthy dose of Tom Rosenbauer's Orvis Podcasts, and you'll be hooking Rainbows and Brown trout in no time. Incredible price-point. My only gripe is with the reel, which is a little cheap, but perfectly functional and keeps that price point below anything else i've seen on the market. Bravo Orvis.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended gift Though not personally a fly fisherman, after MANY conversations with and recommendations from fly fishing friends, we purchased this as a gift for our son. We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the outfit and the speed with which we received our order. When it comes to purchasing a starter outfit, our fly fishing friends gave us excellent advice.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Beginners This rod and reel is perfect for those wanting to give fly fishing a try. Easy to set up and comes with a nice case for traveling. For the price the quality exceeds outfits found in major retail stores.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bargain setup! This rod/reel combo is as smooth as butter! I am very green when it comes to fly fishing but not to fishing. I started off with a very modest fly rod setup to get my feet wet. After a few weeks of botched casts and closely following every online fly casting video I knew it was time to step my tackle game up. I purchased this combo and saw immediate improvement. The Encounter rod is extremely user friendly and I was able to almost triple my cast lengths. The line guides are very smooth. I was not only able to hit my targets but was shooting line to the full capacity of my pulled line slack with ease. If you're new to the sport this purchase is a no brainer. The rod feels great in your hand, is very light weight/well balanced and just looks sharp. If you've made it this far into reading this review stop... Click add to shopping cart and go catch some trout!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vakue I used this outfit along with the Reddington that was recommended to me and this is by far a superior setup. I will only buy Orvis from here on out.
Date published: 2015-11-14
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