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Orvis Fly Rods

Drawing on a sporting legacy that stretches for more than a century and a half, Orvis is proud to equip anglers with the best fly-fishing rods, reels, clothing, and gear in the world. Since our company founder Charles Orvis developed the first ‘modern’ fly reel—a device hailed in 1874 as “the benchmark of American reel design”—we continue to bring innovation to the fore in our celebrated fly-fishing gear.

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Does Orvis make a good fly fishing rod?

Orvis is known as a top brand when it comes to fishing equipment, and their fishing rods are no exception. With a combination of high-quality components and expert craftsmanship, Orvis fly rods are built to stand up to both frequent use and the technical demands of serious angling. From the heavier models designed for big fish, all the way through to the lighter rods, Orvis has a fly rod suitable for any style of fishing. Add in their excellent customer service and you'll discover you have a trusted partner for your next fishing trip.

 

Are Orvis rods worth the money?

Orvis fly rods are often touted as high-quality, but many anglers wonder if they are really worth the money. With a variety of models and sizes suitable for everyone from beginners to experts, Orvis fly rods offer excellent products with robust construction that ensures durability over years of wear and tear. Long story short, they are worth your money. They also feature premium components like cork grips with extra knurling and machined aluminum reel seats. On top of that, Orvis’ commitment to quality is backed up by a 25-year guarantee against defects in manufacturing or materials on all rods. All in all, serious anglers should be comfortable investing in an Orvis Fly rod because they are purchasing a precise and reliable tool that will last for many years.

 

What are Orvis fly rods made of?

Orvis Fly Rods are known for their exceptional craftsmanship and performance, thanks to their unique material composition. Manufactured with a proprietary blend of aerospace-grade graphite fibers, these rods are ultra-lightweight yet incredibly durable. Featuring a smooth semi-gloss finish, Orvis Fly Rods use an ergonomic grip design that offers increased comfort and better connection between angler and rod. The hexagonal cross-section profile of the rod shaft also provides strength and stiffness over traditional round section rod profiles. All materials used to make an Orvis Fly Rod are specially selected for individual performance characteristics including modulus, torsional strength, tensile strength, dampening qualities, impact resistance and resilience. With this in mind you can be sure your rod is built with maximum quality guaranteeing reliable use.

Orvis - Clearwater 9' 5wt

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The Clearwater 5-Weight 9' Fly Rod is a standard for western rivers and bigger eastern water. Not only does it have the length to reach out and con...

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Orvis - Helios D - 8'5" 14wt

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The Helios D 8'5" 14-Weight Fly Rod is an elite instrument designed to land coveted bluewater big game fish. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better...

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Orvis Clearwater 7'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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The Clearwater 3-Weight 7'6" Fly Rod is an exceptional small stream rod that provides the delicacy and precision of a higher priced premium rod. Wh...

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Orvis Clearwater 9' 4wt Fly Rod

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The Clearwater 4-Weight 9' Fly Rod is the perfect light-line rod for bigger water with the reach and power for longer casts, more line control in m...

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Orvis Clearwater 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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The Story The Clearwater 6-Weight 9' Fly Rod is a stout trout and light bass fly rod that can handle big, heavy streamers, big hair poppers, dropp...

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Orvis Clearwater 9' 7wt Fly Rod

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The Clearwater 7-Weight 9' Fly Rod is at home in a number of situations, from throwing heavy streamers and nymph rigs to trout, to dropping big pop...

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Orvis Clearwater 9' 8wt Fly Rod

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The Clearwater 8-Weight 9' Fly Rod joins the Orvis 908-4 arsenal as the most popular big game rod model for species from big freshwater bass to bon...

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Orvis Helios 3F 8'4" 3wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios D 10' 4wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 10' 4-Weight Fly Rod delivers power for casting on rivers and stillwater with dries or nymphs. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better ...

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Orvis Helios D 10' 5wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios D 10' 6wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 10' 6-Weight Fly Rod offers superior leverage and line control for fishing for anadromous species. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x be...

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Orvis Helios D 10' 7wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios D 8'5" 10wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 8'5" 10-Weight Fly Rod is ideal for efficiently landing big game fish in fresh or saltwater. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better wi...

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Orvis Helios D 8'5" 7wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios D 8'5" 8wt Fly Rod

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We engineered the Helios™ D 8'5" 8-Weight Fly Rod to handle big game fish in fresh or saltwater environments. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bette...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 10wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 10-Weight Fly Rod is ideal for powerful and efficient big game fishing in fresh or saltwater. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bette...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 11wt Fly Rod

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Best for big game fishing in any water, the Helios D 9' 11-Weight Fly Rod has power, lift, and quick recovery. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bett...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 12wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 12-Weight Fly Rod is built for fishing big nearshore saltwater species like tarpon with ease. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bette...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 5wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 5-Weight Fly Rod delivers elite freshwater trout fishing performance with various fly presentations. Your fly-fishing best is now ...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 6-Weight Fly Rod is excellent for fishing fresh or warm-water species in windy conditions. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better w...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 7wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 7-Weight Fly Rod performs for cold- and warm-water fishing, ideal for streamers and bigger flies. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x b...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 8wt Fly Rod

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Use the Helios D 9' 8-Weight Fly Rod to target bonefish, bass, pike, and other feisty fish in fresh or saltwater. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x b...

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Orvis Helios D 9' 9wt Fly Rod

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The Helios D 9' 9-Weight Fly Rod is built to handle big game saltwater fish powerfully and efficiently. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with...

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Orvis Helios D 9'5" 5wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 10' 3wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 10' 3-Weight Fly Rod delivers optimal performance for tactical nymph fishing. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with the Helios F...

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Orvis Helios F 11' 3wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 11' 3-Weight Fly Rod is built for tactical nymph fishing in the trickiest currents. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with the He...

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Orvis Helios F 7'6" 2wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 7'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 7'6" 3-Weight Fly Rod delivers gorgeous presentation for fishing unpressured, small stream trout. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bett...

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Orvis Helios F 7'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 8'4" 3wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 8'6" 5wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 8'6" 5-Weight Fly Rod offers precision casting for all-around freshwater trout fishing. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with th...

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Orvis Helios F 9' 4wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 9' 4-Weight Fly Rod delivers all-around freshwater performance fishing with various fly styles. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x bette...

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Orvis Helios F 9' 5wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Helios F 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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The Helios F 9’ 6-Weight Fly Rod is excellent for fishing trout and bass on dries, nymphs, and streamers. Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better wi...

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Orvis Recon 10' 3wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 103-4 fly rod is designed for the demands of European nymphing. Ultra sensitive tip protects light tippet and offers superior strike dete...

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Orvis Recon 10' 4wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 4-Weight 10' 4-Piece Fly Rod offers extended reach for mending and line control in a mid-weight trout rod. Whether swinging streamers acr...

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Orvis Recon 10' 5wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Recon 7'6" 2wt Fly Rod

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The new Recon 2-Weight 7'6" 4-Piece Fly Rod is the perfect small stream or light spring creek rod when delicacy and presentation are most important...

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Orvis Recon 7'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 3-Weight 7'6" 4-Piece Fly Rod is an exceptional small stream and light line rod that provides the delicacy and precision of a premium rod...

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Orvis Recon 8'4" 3wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 3-Weight 8'4" 4-Piece is an exceptional dry-fly rod with a moderate length for excellent control and the accuracy desired to make superio...

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Orvis Recon 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 4-Weight 8'6" 4-Piece is a trout rod with a versatile length and line weight that has the ability to place a dry fly deftly on the surfac...

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Orvis Recon 9' 4wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 4-Weight 9' 4-Piece Fly Rod is an exceptionally versatile rod that can handle big trout on larger bodies of water, from the Delaware to t...

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Orvis Recon 9' 5wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Recon 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Recon S 9' 10wt Fly Rod

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The Recon 10-Weight 9' 4-Piece Fly Rod knows there are times when you need more power. Fishing for big saltwater game fish can involve heavy curren...

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Orvis Recon S 9' 7wt Fly Rod

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Orvis Recon S 9' 8wt Fly Rod

Original price $598.00 - Original price $598.00
Original price
$598.00
$598.00 - $598.00
Current price $598.00

The 8-Weight 9' 4-Piece Fly Rod is one of the two best-selling Recon length and line weight configurations. (The other one is the 905-4. For the sa...

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Original price $598.00 - Original price $598.00
Original price
$598.00
$598.00 - $598.00
Current price $598.00