Recon offers the mid-price buyer access to the best technology Orvis fly rods have to offer.

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Type: Rod
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$549
Item #2YLB
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  • Recon® Fly Rod
  • Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
  • Quick rod identifier on the blank
  • Silver snake and stripping guide
  • Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Nylon covered rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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Reel Mounting

Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
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$826   -  $907
Item #2YLB_2
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Recon® Fly Rod
  • Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
  • Quick rod identifier on the blank
  • Silver snake and stripping guide
  • Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Nylon covered rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA
Rod outfit includes:
  • Recon Fly Rod
  • Fly Reel
  • Fly Line & Backing

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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Select Rod Size

Reel Mounting

Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
FREE
$987   -  $1,107
Item #2YLB_3
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Recon® Fly Rod
  • Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
  • Quick rod identifier on the blank
  • Silver snake and stripping guide
  • Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Nylon covered rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA
Rod outfit includes:
  • Recon Fly Rod
  • Fly Reel
  • Fly Line & Backing

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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The Story

Mid-price anglers, your fly rod has arrived. With Recon, you get high-performance feel, lightness in hand, close-in loading ability, and the power for longer reach, and—thanks to H3 construction techniques—improved accuracy. And you get it all at an affordable price. Recon is the rod designed for the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over maps, plotting the next day’s adventures. For those who manage riverside meals of granola bars and jerky paired with the evening hatch instead of a sit-down meal at a sane hour. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk, we’ve created a rod ready to work as hard as you do in the pursuit of fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to fly rod!!! I purchased the 8’4” 3wt Recon and paired it with the Hydros ll reel (green). I also added the Pro Trout Line(4wt) and this set up is a beast. I have no problems with size 20 dries or even some articulated streamers. Now I have to change my style of casting with the streamers though. A dry dropper is smooth as well. This rod also has the backbone to haul in 18+ inch trout. This rod is truly amazing and I will get another one in the future. I just wished it was offered in a 8’ 2wt though instead of the traditional 7’6” and Euro style rod. Maybe even a 1wt would be a good choice too for these southern Appalachian brookies. A 3wt seems a bit overkill on 6-10in trout. Did I mention it’s my go to rod from now one? If not, it is.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & powerful I have just received my 10# recon And wow it really was far more than I could wish for, It’s light, it’s powerful, it has backbone I have this rod for chucking big fluff at northern pike, it cast big flies with ease, The rod was christened on its first outing with some decent fish very, very happy
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around rod I've been looking for a fast 4wt rod with some backbone. I found it. The 9' 4wt is great for small to medium size waters and will throw anything you want on the day, dries, wets, nymphs and even indicator rigs. I did find that I had to focus more on my casting stroke, but I knew that and for the performance it is worth it. It paired well with Battenkill 3 and I've ordered a new Hydros line as this old line I had is tired.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend This Rod! Started the season with this rod and I was well pleased. It casts with ease in close and out to the risers that early season with high water demands. Set the hook on every fish with tippets down to 5.5. I balanced the rod with a lighter reel and cast all day without fatigue. The rod description says "big rivers like the Delaware" and that's where I fished it. Excellent!
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Rod! I purchased 2 6wt rods to use for bass and other warm water species in North Texas last year. These rods have been spectacular! They are super light, very responsive, and paired with the Hydros reel and Hydros Warmwater 6wt line they perform very well. I do still prefer my Helios 3D 7wt rod for windier days or for throwing some of the bigger bass bugs but these Recon's are my go-to rods right now.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing rod! Very light and easy to use, Awesome action! Great looking rod colors.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all purpose rod. I bought this rod to match my mirage lt reel and it is just beautiful. I went to penns creek for the first time with this setup and caught ten browns. I was casting so much more accurately with this rod than I was with a Clearwater. Next rod will be a Helios for small mountain streams with another mirage lt reel.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By Far By far my best nymphing rod. Very sensitive, and very light.
Date published: 2021-04-15
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