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 Great for beginners, great value for the money I bought this for my son and ended up using it myself... I take it to fishing trips so to have more than one rod... one on dry and one on streamers for example. It works great. A Fast powerful rod, to handle almost anything. Love the 5 sizes because it's very adaptable. My son also vas able to make it work, and caught his first rainbow Trouts!
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balanced with great whip..... Great balance with nice whip. Good overall quality, well built.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginner set I’ve just recently started fly fishing and this product works great for me. I’ve landed many sizeable brook and rainbow trout on this rod and it’s held up great.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rod and reel combo! Just started learning to fly fish and this rod and reel are a great for beginners. Great craftsmanship at a reasonable price. Super excited about this purchase
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casting is effortless This is a great set up I love it.Price,ease of use and sturdy you can’t beat it unless you step it up a notch to the Clearwater
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love It! So, if happen to come across any of my other reviews, you know that I am relatively new to fly fishing. My 1st fly rod and reel were given to me by a friend who has been fly fishing for years. This I decided that I wanted to get my own rod and reel. So, after careful review and looking at many fly fishing outfits, I decided that the Orvis Encounter was the one that I wanted to go with, and man-oh-man am I glad I did! I didn’t think that I would really be able to tell the difference between the setup I was using and the Orvis Encounter, boy was I wrong. The Orvis Encounter felt so different to me. My line control is better, my casting is better, when I cast and the fly hits the water, it’s almost like I was throwing a feather. It feels so delicate, the rods balance is awesome, the line that they loaded it with is smooth as silk. I would recommend the Orvis Encounter to ANYONE who is looking to get that 1st fly fishing outfit. My first time out with it, I was catching fish all day. My 2nd time out with it, I landed a huge rainbow trout and I felt like I had total control and I was confident that I was going to land the fish. “Affordable Awesomeness “ indeed. Well done Orvis, well done.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent combo!!! This is my wife’s first fly rod, fly reel, line and leader. She has mastered the art of the cast very quickly. The feel of the combo is above average and has a better feel than my Sage, I am going to order a similar combo.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great snappy rod for youth Bought this for my 7yo. Much better than what I learned on! Was surprised by how snappy it is, I almost wished they had a 3wt available, but this one loads about as well. Very impressed. The cork handle is def made for little hands, so again a great touch doe kids and perhaps smaller adults. The reel is plastic and may break at some point, but I’d rather have a great rod and cheaper reel. I highly recommend for kids.
Date published: 2020-04-30
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