Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9′ Fly Rod Review

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit 1

Rating: 4.2/5

Power

Weight

Action

Price

PROS

- A versatile rod befitting a range of fishing environments including salt water

- Provides a powerful but flexible hook setting

CONS

- Could rust after consistent use in salt water environments

- Does not come with an Orvis warranty; although it's a robust and strong rod.

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Fly Rods Comparison

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  • Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod
  • Fiberglass and graphite 2-piece rod
  • Stainless steel guides
  • Fits 3/4 or 4/5-line weight
  • 6’6” length
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  • Eagle Claw Featherlight 5/6 Line Weight Fly Rod
  • Aluminum and Cherry wood reel seat
  • Slow-action
  • Fiberglass construction
  • 7 line guides
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  • Piscifun 4-piece Graphite Fly Fishing Rod
  • 30-ton Toray carbon fiber blanks
  • Advanced Ceramic Ring Stripping feature
  • Sensitive tip flexes
  • Durable backbone and rod butt
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  • Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 3/4 Starter Package
  • Includes reel, line, backing, and leader, rod sock and case, fly box, and Nine flies
  • Slow action, mid-flex graphite design
  • Comes with carrying case
  • 7-foot length
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  • Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 5/6 Starter Package
  • 9-foot rod
  • Disassembles into four pieces
  • Lifetime fly rod warranty
  • Slow action, mid-flex design

Intro

If you can find a rod that offers sensitivity, strength, moderate action and a range of casting options; from short to long, I guess I do not have to tell you what to do. 

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit 2

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is a medium weight rod that offers you the freedom to fish while relaxed. It does not matter whether you are on tournament angling or stand up locations, the rod has it all customized.

Main Usage

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is optimally tweaked for your fly fishing and deep drop angling needs. It has a moderate action design located in the top half end. It will hold steadily and strongly when dealing with large-mouth bass, redfish, grass carp, trout, white bass, smallmouth bass, gar and similar fish. It is also helpful when fishing heavy cover and weeds.

With its medium weight and large line capacity, anglers can set their eyes on the big clients without worrying about how they will rein them in. It has comfortable handles and a large line capacity accommodation. The 8 weight line capacity is reason enough to feel confident and carry the rod on your fishing excursions. It is resilient and durable in both fresh and saltwater fishing environments.

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit 3

I should not forget to mention that it's amazingly accurate while casting and offers fast recovery. The rod comes with the following tweaks.

Product Features

Power :

Anglers need a rod that offers maximum resilience in the heat of the moment; such as when the big mouthed bass fight back. Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is a strong rod with limited flex located at the top end. This offers the user a chance to set a strong hook fast.

The rod is a medium to the light option that has the capacity for heavy and light weight. The rod is made of resilient composite plastic. It is a 9 inch 4 piece combo. The building material used reduces its weight while keeping it as strong as they come. It is suited for a range of large line choices so that you fit it your diverse fishing needs.

Rod Action:

Yes, action refers to how much a rod bends when there is weight or pressure exerted on its tip. This rod repositions to its home after casting or when engaged in a fight with a client on the hook end with ease. 

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is suited for heavy lines and offers a moderate action that gives the required sensitivity and power for a strong hook setting experience.

With a flex restricted in the upper 1/3 of its length, you have a rod that gives you the required stiffness for dealing with deep drop experiences successfully. The composite plastic components of the rod make it both steady and light.

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit 6

Weight:

As mentioned earlier, Orvis decided to go for strength and versatility even as they considered that you need a rod that weighs lightly in your hands. So you have Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit fitted with light components, and the blank makes largely of composite plastic.

Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit 5

The import, in this case, is that you have a rod that can easily be used in a wide range of angling situations. It is suited for both light boats trolling and stand up fishing positions. 

The rod is a medium to lightweight option with great versatility and resilience in salt water environs too. The weight of the rod allows for high sensitivity and can pick up the lightest of bites.

Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

When it comes to versatility, few rods beat Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit. It offers moderate action and the sensitivity you need to react fast when you have a client knocking. Its light to medium weight range allows for a range of fishing choices and works just as well in these.

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is a moderate action real that comes with a fast recovery after casting. I could feel the lure move under water as soon as it started. The material that this rod is made of does not give room for easy breaking. It has brought home reasonable sized trout that would break a brittle rod.

Conclusion:

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit is a great combo rod for all weather. Its medium to light weight allows anglers to handle it comfortably.

With a fairly heavy line capacity, the rod gives anglers a chance to venture in a wide range of fishing environments.

Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod comes in four pieces. If you are set for travel fishing, you may as well want it in your bags.

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