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
This was a really nice rod up to the point where it broke in half. My first time using the rod I was smallmouth fishing on the Potomac River and caught about a dozen nice ones when suddenly the rod broke during casting. I was really upset because I was really liking the rod a lot up to that point. It was casting really well.
August 21, 2011
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