Orvis Fly Rods

 

Orvis Helios 3 Fly Rods

There is a famous quote by Wyatt Earp, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." What anglers discover with experience is just that. In fly fishing, accuracy is everything. Whether it's the right drift in the feeding lane, the sightline of a cruising predator, or the right level of the water column, the difference between success and failure is often measured in inches.

All modern fly rods are powerful, but accuracy is the new frontier in fly design. Making an 80-foot cast in saltwater is prospecting. Making a forty-foot cast on the nose of a laid-up tarpon is fishing. Reflect on your greatest successes and failures as an angler and the answer is clear. Accuracy breeds success.

The H3 brings us a fundamental shift from flex profiles to a new frontier in accuracy and purpose-driven design. Helios 3F and 3D each offer uncompromising purpose. 3F is accuracy with finesse, a dry fly angler's dream. 3D is accuracy with power at distance for pinpoint delivery of larger flies. The difference is taper and stiffness, but the design foundation of accuracy remains constant. To play the game at its highest level there can be no compromise and for every angler the H3 is the pinnacle of purpose, designed to master the moment and meet the demands of accuracy on a spring creek with a 3F or a tarpon flat with a 3D. Choose the game, then choose the weapon.

Features:

  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum with carbon insert
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube
  • Made in the USA
  • 25-year guarantee

Colours:

  • 3F Models: Matte storm blank with green accent (images 1 & 2 above)
  • 3D Models: Matte midnight blank with blue accent (images 3 & 4 above)

Note: Reels shown for illustration purposes only, not included with rods

 

Helios 3F Series

Incredible power, deadly accuracy, and impressive feel are part and parcel of our Helios 3F fly rods. Not only have we built a super lightweight rod in the Helios 3, but it also offers a crisp feel in hand for an unbeatable casting experience. Accuracy is important. Hurling a fly across the water and hoping for a strike won’t win any trophies—it’s those accurate drops that bring in the real prize. The difference in a couple of inches can make or break a catch. The Helios 3F reduces the variables and harnesses the energy behind each cast for enhanced accuracy, so you can reach the far bank and drop a fly with precision every time. We’ve checked unbeatable accuracy and power off the list, but the H3F also delivers the finesse required to delicately drop a fly without spooking fish, and it has plenty of backbone to haul in the big fish of your dreams without flinching. Whether you’re chasing bonefish on the flats or casting streamers to the far bank, the Helios 3F offers the outstanding casting performance and responsiveness you need to land more fish.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
763-4 7'6" 3 4  
864-4 8'6" 4 4  
865-4 8'6"' 5 4  
905-4 9' 5 4  
906-4 9' 6 4  
106-4 10' 6 4 1.5" fighting butt
908-4 9' 8 4 1.5" fighting butt

 

Helios 3D Series

The variables at the point of release to focus the energy behind every cast. Increased hoop strength means reduced vibration for a consistently crisp release, because we know accuracy is paramount. The H3D rod churns out precise casts that are the stuff of legend—because it’s the pinpoint delivery of flies that takes you from a quiet day on the water to battling predator fish ripping down the flats.

Pushing through a gusty saltwater wind is no big deal—the Helios 3D has the power to get your fly there, and the accuracy to drop it right where you want it. Whatever the location, whatever the fish, the H3D is ready for it: Big rivers or saltwater, bonefish or bass—those accurate drops earn more bends in the rod, it’s as simple as that. Get the most accurate fly rod in existence and land more fish on every trip.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
905-4 9' 5 4  
906-4 9' 6 4  
907-4 9' 7 4 1.5" fighting butt
908-4 9' 8 4 1.5" fighting butt
909-4 9' 9 4 1.5" fighting butt
910-4 9' 10 4 1.5" fighting butt
912-4 9' 12 4 2.5" fighting butt

 

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Orvis Recon Fly Rods

Recon is the rod designed for the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over maps, plotting the next day’s adventures. For those who manage riverside meals of granola bars and jerky paired with the evening hatch instead of a sit-down meal at a sane hour. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk, we’ve created a rod ready to work as hard as you do in the pursuit of fish. Recon teams high-performance feel with lightness in hand. With close-in loading ability and the power for longer reach, the rods feature a modern shadow green blank and covert black nickel hardware.

Features:

  • Superior high-performance tapers
  • Improved, unsanded ferrule design
  • Lightest-weight rod in its class
  • Freshwater models feature Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat with wood insert
  • Saltwater models feature Pewter type III anodized solid aluminum reel seat
  • Nylon covered rod tube
  • Made in the USA
  • 25-year guarantee

Colours:

  • Freshwater Models: Matte olive blanks with charcoal and spring green accent (images 1 & 2 above)
  • Saltwater Models: Matte blue blanks with charcoal and light blue accent (images 3 & 4 above)

 

Recon Freshwater Series

Recon freshwater fly rods are meticulously engineered for favorite fishing spots and new adventures. Scout your next trek and pack up your gear - Recon rods are available in the most popular sizes and weights. Versatility is key - get incredible reach, a delicate drop, and plenty of strength to punch through a finicky breeze in a lightweight Recon fly rod. This performance freshwater rod is light in your hand, but doesn’t skimp on power. The Recon can throw a long cast to the far bank with ease but is gentle enough to present a fly to a spooky trout. Browse the Recon fly rod collection to find the outfit you prefer: Get a rod that is ultra-sensitive or extra-powerful, or opt for the perfect balance.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
102-4 10' 2 4 0.75" fighting butt
763-4 7'6" 3 4  
103-4 10' 3 4 0.75" fighting butt
864-4 8'6" 4 4  
904-4 9' 4 4  
865-4 8'6" 5 4  
905-4 9' 5 4  
906-4 9' 6 4  

 

Recon Big Game & Saltwater Series

Reach for a Recon saltwater fly rod to tackle big game - these rods won’t flinch when it comes to hard work. We’ve engineered the Recon series for precise casting, with options that perform exceptionally well on big water or in close quarters. Punch through the wind to drop your fly on the nose of your quarry - this powerful rod is surprisingly light in hand and delicate enough to manage the spookiest of fish. Recon puts a little muscle into the match: The fighting butt offers ideal leverage so you can win more of those sweat-breaking battles against coveted big game fish. Our Recon saltwater rods are available in the lengths and weights you prefer, and each offers plenty of backbone to get the job done. Stalk the flats with Recon’s easy-to-cast, pinpoint-accurate fly rods to add more fish stories to your repertoire.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
906-4 SW 9' 6 4 1" fighting butt
907-4 9' 7 4 1.5" fighting butt
908-4 9' 8 4 1.5" fighting butt
909-4 9' 9 4 1.5" fighting butt
910-4 9' 10 4 1.5" fighting butt
912-4 9' 12 4 2.5" fighting butt

 

Orvis Clearwater Fly Rods

Everything has changed except the value. The new Clearwater Rod Series is a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Each rod is designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the fishing the rod would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods. Designed in Vermont for anglers worldwide.

Value and performance are top priorities in the Clearwater line of freshwater and saltwater fly-fishing rods. You won’t believe this is our economy series when you experience the crisp casts and impressive reach Clearwater rods deliver. Earn screaming saltwater runs with big fish on the line, or choose a freshwater rod to reach that sweet spot at the far bank of a favorite secluded stream. This versatile fly-fishing rod collection is designed for strength and precision wherever you cast. The Clearwater Rod Series includes options ideal for beginners, or as spare outfits for experts, but don’t be surprised when you find yourself reaching for this rod simply because you love it. Fish with confidence: The Clearwater line is backed by our 25-year guarantee.

Features:

  • Quick rod identifier on the blank
  • Chrome snake and stripping guide with a ceramic insert
  • Full black nickel aluminum reel seats
  • Rods with fighting butts have composite tips for durability
  • Two-handed rods have composite on the tip of the foregrip
  • Comes with grey cordura-covered rod tube
  • Designed in Vermont
  • 25-year guarantee

Colour: Black chrome blanks with white accent

 

Clearwater Freshwater Series

This collection of Clearwater fly rods is perfect for anglers who fish primarily in freshwater—they come in multiple line weights that will cover any freshwater fishing scenarios. Available in a variety of lengths, our Clearwater rods have you covered whether you're fishing small freshwater creeks or wide western trout rivers. The Clearwater fly rod is designed with a perfect balance of strength and precision, allowing anglers to cast heavy streamers or tiny dry flies. The value and versatility in our Clearwater rods make them favorites among freshwater anglers everywhere—offered at a great price and backed by a 25-year guarantee, our Clearwater rods cannot be beaten.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
102-4 10' 2 4 0.75" fighting butt
763-4 9' 3 4  
103-4 10' 3 4 0.75" fighting butt
864-4 8'6" 4 4  
904-4 9' 4 4  
865-4 8'6" 5 4  
905-4 9' 5 4  
906-4 9' 6 4  

 

Clearwater Big Game & Saltwater Series

The Clearwater rods in this collection pack a powerful punch when you're fly fishing big game and saltwater. Our line includes a variety of sizes - whether you're fishing for spooky bonefish or migrating tarpon, these rods have you covered in all saltwater scenarios. Clearwater rods also give the angler versatility: From stripers to steelhead, these rods accommodate you in saltwater and freshwater environments. Complete with saltwater reel seats and Cordura rod tubes, our Clearwater rods offer great performance at unbelievable prices. Backed by our 25-year guarantee, the Clearwater saltwater fly rod offers better quality and value than you'll find anywhere else.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
907-4 9' 7 4 1" fighting butt
107-4 10' 7 4 1" fighting butt
908-4 9' 8 4 1" fighting butt
909-4 9' 9 4 1" fighting butt
910-4 9' 10 4 1" fighting butt
912-4 9' 12 4 2.5" fighting butt

 

Clearwater Travel Series

Tuck a Clearwater Travel Rod in the car for those commutes when you can’t pass up a cast, or nestle it within your luggage for far-flung fishing adventures - these fly rods are meant for wandering. The Clearwater’s nomadic nature doesn’t leave you wanting for power. These 6-piece travel fly rods have backbone enough to cast hefty flies to mighty game fish, and then break down for the trek to the next body of water - whether it’s a dirt road or an ocean away. Tempt trout and light bass with a versatile Clearwater travel rod that hops from small streams to bigger water. The Clearwater Travel Rod series is jam-packed with features that boost angling performance and convenience, at an incredible value.

 

Model Length Line # Sections Notes
804-6 8' 4 6  
865-6 8'6" 5 6  
905-6 9' 5 6  
906-6 9' 6 6  
908-6 9' 8 6 1" fighting butt