Orvis® Access™ Fly Rods
Best nymping rod
The is the best rod I've ever used for nymphing. I have an Access 10 ft 4 wt. I use a high sticking technique that I find more effective than using an indicator. A long rod for nymphing is a help as is sensitivity.
My game went up when I went to bamboo and up several more notches when I switched to this rod.
It is light and sensitive to get the touch of a bite yet stiff enough to set the hook and cast well. Two things my bamboo rod doesn't do well. I don't cast much with this rot but when I do I am surprised at how well such a light rod performs.
October 20, 2014
I must say that I once I received the Access 5wt 9ft 905-4 midflex from Orvis I never picked up my White River 270 rod again. What an upgrade.
It casts really well, better shooting and accuracy.
like the guy before, i also matched the rod with the Access mid arbor reel. You can't beat Orvis quality, warranty and their customer service with a 9ft stick.
January 31, 2013
First off, it is MADE IN THE USA
I purchased the 10' 5Wt and love it. I use it to fish in the surf here in Southern California. The rod cast great, and handles larger flies, and has that little extra length for casting, float tubing, & nymph fishing. I matched it with the Access reel for a well balance combo.
I fish the ocean with it at least 3 days a month throwing crazy charlie's, merkin's, & clauser's. It was one of my favorite purchases last year.
January 27, 2013
Great Rod and great value
I own the 4wt, 6wt, 8wt, and 10wt Orvis Access rods. Have fished everything from Brook Trout to Tarpon on these rods. Amazing casting power combined with plenty of backbone when it counts. Also Orvis Access rods come with an UNCONDITIONAL 25 year warranty. I snapped my 8 wt in car door and in 2 weeks i had a brand new section of rod. The access rod blanks are the same at the Orvis Helio's blanks. For the money you are getting a rod that far out performs any other in its price range, with a warranty that is unmatched. Do your homework on these rods and you wont be disappointed. I bring mine all over the country and I have yet to find a place where they have not stacked up.
March 26, 2012