Experience unmatched performance and affordability with the Encounter® Fly Rod Outfit.

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  • Encounter® Fly Rod Outfit
  • The perfect outfit for younger anglers
  • 4-piece
  • Smooth, crisp performance
  • Packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader
  • Imported

The Story

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 Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyment squashed I was using this fly rod for maybe my 3rd time and hit a snag, nothing I'm not used to as a fisherman, however; I went to free myself and while pulling the line free by hand out in front of my rod the rod snapped. Would love to get back into fly fishing but want to see if my rod is salvageable or not. Truly disgruntled from the breaking of the rod but was finally getting the hang of everything with it.
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely well balanced kit I'm new to Fly fishing and I'm glad I went for this outfit. Nicely balanced rod and matching reel. Tippet supplied just tie on leader and fly and you're good to go.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christopher Excellent product for a beginner. Orvis folks gave me great training on how to start use.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from obvious high quality and design utilized by experienced fly fisherman as well as my novice son who is excited to learn in streams in Oklahoma
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginners outfit or backup fly rod outfit I bought this Encounter fly rod outfit to donate to a youth group as a prize in taking casting lessons. It will be a great outfit for a beginner, or if you are not a beginner it is a really good outfit to have with you as a back up just in case something happens to your primary outfit.
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Purchase. I recently purchased the Encounter 5wt 9ft outfit and I am very happy with the purchase. The reel seems a bit cheap but I haven't had any problems. The rod casts decently and I went and caught my largest fish to date on my first outing, although it was a sucker.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great setup for a great price I bought this setup a few weeks ago. For a complete beginner with only a few useful tips from another angler I managed to make some impressive casts and even catch my first trout on my first outing. I can’t wait to get out again
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Picking up the Sport This is probably the best entry-level value on the market. The action is forgiving enough to learn on, but snappy enough to deliver tight casting loops. Enjoying it so far.
Date published: 2021-04-02
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