Orvis Access Fly Rods
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
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 picked up one of these rod's (9ft 6#) when they first hit the stores for a spring trip up to northern WI
It was windy and the rivers were high and fast but my Access threw everything from 18 dry's to #10 nymph's with equal ease.
It also landed a very nice rainbow in some pretty rough rapid's with no problem.
A very nice american made rod at a reasonable price.
The only thing that I could fault this rod for is the male ferrules seem to be longer then needed and don't match the rod finish as well as they should.
However,(to me,anyway) that's strickly cosmetic and it sure does'nt hinder the rod's performance.
My next rod (a 4wt) is going to be another Access.
Spool one up with some good line( I used Orvis Wonderline) and I think you too will be happy with yours.
July 17, 2011
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