The Orvis Recon Fly Rod is 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, Orvis 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.Proudly made in the USA by people who love fishing as much as you do.Freshwater: Orvis 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. Get a rod that is ultra-sensitive or extra-powerful, or opt for the perfect balance.Saltwater: Reach for a Recon saltwater fly rod to tackle big game—this rod won’t flinch when it comes to hard work. Orvis has 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. The Recon saltwater rods are available in the length and weight combos 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-fishing rods and outfits to add more fish stories to your repertoire.
- Superior High-performance tapers
- Improved, unsanded ferrule design
- Lightest-weight rod in its class
- U.S.-made nylon-covered rod tube
- Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
- Quick rod identifier on the blank
- Silver snake and stripping guide
- Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat with wood insert
- Nylon covered rod tube
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Made in USA
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Recon 9′ 5-wt.
If ever there was a standard for all-around performance on larger streams, rivers, and lakes for multiple species of fish, it’s the Recon 5-Weight 9′ 4-Piece Fly Rod. The 905-4 is a rod that can handle big trout, bass, and panfish from coast to coast. This length/weight rod is the number one selling configuration. Its length and mid-range line weight give it great versatility for dry-fly fishing, streamer fishing, perfect for a drift boat, and nymphing mid to light/heavy rigs. When you want to cover water, throw everything from an Adams to a deer-hair popper, the Recon 905-4 is an exceptional choice for all-around versatility in a mid-price fly rod with premium performance built in. Helios™ 3 is the benefactor behind the new Recon, utilizing its construction techniques and performance attributes to refine and improve the new series. Increased hoop strength, better tracking, improved damping, and ultimately, significantly improved accuracy are now incorporated into the Recon that is also stronger, more impact resistant, and offers the mid-price buyer access to the best technology Orvis fly rods have to offer.
Recon 9′ 6-wt.
When headed to big water, you want to be prepared for big fish, wind, and the ability to throw big flies—and the Recon 6-Weight 9′ 4-Piece Fly Rod fits the bill perfectly. Versatile and accurate enough to drop a dry fly in a far tight window, and yet with the power to cut through the wind and deliver a big streamer to a far cut bank or a big popper to a hole in the lily pads. Heavy nymph rigs are not a problem, either. There are times in freshwater when bigger is better. If big rivers, lakes, and big flies for big fish are your passion, the Recon 906-4 is a mid-priced powerhouse that will do the job and then some. Helios™ 3 is the benefactor behind the new Recon, utilizing its construction techniques and performance attributes to refine and improve the new series. Increased hoop strength, better tracking, improved damping, and ultimately, significantly improved accuracy are now incorporated into the Recon that is also stronger, more impact resistant, and offers the mid-price buyer access to the best technology Orvis fly rods have to offer.
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