Our classic Adirondack bamboo fly rods can be personalized. Made in USA.

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Personalize this rod (optional) for an additional $45. Please allow 3 extra days for delivery.
Item #97325271 Will Ship 04/30/21
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5-weight, full flex 7½-foot, 4 1/8-oz. 2-piece split bamboo rod.

The Adirondack is easily one of the finest 5-weight bamboo fly rods ever produced. There may be nothing as traditional and rewarding in fly fishing as a crisp cast and a perfect presentation made from an impeccably designed bamboo fly fishing rod. The rod has a crisp feel and the strength of a swelled butt design with the delicate tip action that casts like a classic split bamboo.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most beautiful rod in my vast collection! Beautiful Bamboo rod with excellent workmanship! The feel of the bamboo loading and slinging the fly line is amazing and I am very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dream Rod I have been wanting a bamboo fly rod for quite a number of years. In fact I have a file on my computer called “Bamboo Dream Rod” where I put all of my research on bamboo rods. After some advice from the Orvis online chat I decided to take a look at the Orvis Adirondack bamboo rod. I asked the fishing manager at my local Orvis store if he could bring one in for me to try, he did. Not only is this a beautiful fly rod but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised and how well this rod casts. This was not the really slow rod that I was expecting but a beautiful casting tool that easily forms nice loops. I bought the rod on the spot. After getting home I tried several fly lines on the rod before settling on a standard 5wt line that weighs 140 grains for the first 30 feet. I can easily cast out to 60 feet plus and perform delicate casts from 15 to 40 feet, perfect dry fly range, what a joy it is to cast this rod. I found my dream rod.
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful looking, but...... This might be blasphemy, but if I had to do it over again I would not purchase this rod. The craftmanship is superb, the detail is impressive. However, maybe because i've been fishing graphite for 30 years the feel of this rod makes it a difficult adjustment. The 7.5' length makes casting considerably more difficult then the traditional 9'. The wf5 line just doesn't seem to shoot well through the eyes. The ferrules, oh those ferrules. You can't twist em', must be put together with hands on each side of the ferrule, straight in and straight out. I read all of the warnings. When first purchased I could not, with all my strength, get the rod together completely and then trying to get the partially inserted rod apart-even harder. You have to be extremely careful obviously considering the price. One slip and the rod's done. I reached out to Orvis asking for help. They emailed me back and suggested ferrule wax, then recanted in an email and said not to use the wax-that it would only make it tighter...weird. A friends suggestion of a light coat of soap and water did the trick. The rod does however have a great feel when fighting fish. The buyer just has to beware of the vast difference in fishing this kind of rod.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this rod I love this rod. I had to sacrifice my family for it but it works great. I am actually declaring bankruptcy next week but gosh darn am I glad I bought this rod. All of my friends keep saying "Why did you do that, don't you love your family?" and I'm like "Man, have you ever caught a brown this beautiful?" I wish I could explain to everyone how much they need this rod but all they keep complaining about is money and bills. Either way, buy this rod. Your wife will complain and you may lose your house but, I have never felt so american.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...insufficient superlatives.... Of all the bamboo rods I have owned and fished over the years, these Orvis swelled-butt rods have to be the most enjoyable to cast. (I pair mine with the limited-release UK-made CFO and a Superfine WF5F line.) The nickel-silver hardware, cork-and-burl reel seat, the silk wrappings, the winding check, the overall fit and finish of every segment, and the fine-grain bamboo, all combine in an heirloom-quality piece that I (you) will use the rest of my (your!) fishing life. (The rod I keep strung up over the back door, the one I call my "meat stick," is an old Orvis Impregnated Model 99, and if the Adirondack fishes half as long as that one has served, it will have outlived me.) We'll let the grandkids sort out who gets it.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toughest rod ever My rod got bent by a heavy weight that fell against it. Bent to about a 30 degree angle. No way it shouldn't have broken. To my surprise no damage at all. Great rod.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fly Rod Ever This is by far the best fly rod I have ever used. I fish a small stream in Missouri and the rod's flex makes it very easy to cast. I feel like a pro when I use it! This rod is worth every penny and I will definitely use it every time I go fly fishing.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly superb... I've long desired a classic bamboo rod as I love the slower action and more traditional feel. This rod is just fantastic. I've fished it in still water, fast flow rivers and small mountain streams and loved every minute of it. The feel is unparalleled in my experience. It can easily cast with precision out 50-60 feet (the longest I've tried) and still be precise and delicate at 10-20 feet. The full flex action makes even the smallest of mountain stream fish fun. If I had to own just one rod, this would be it. My only complaint is that I didn't take the plunge sooner.
Date published: 2011-06-13
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