Instead of the term “entry level,” Orvis prefer to describe their new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader.
The Encounter 805-4 outfit is the perfect outfit for younger anglers and features an 8' 5-weight rod and Encounter II reel with WF 5 line, leader, and backing. The outfit includes rod tube, reel bag, and a small cork grip shaped for young anglers. Ideal as an all-around rod, the 8' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the best value-priced outfit of its kind.
The 8'6" 5-weight is the best all around freshwater rod for trout and light bass fishing and it is considered to be the perfect first rod for any fly angler. Small streams, big rivers, or ponds and lakes, this new 8'6" 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the perfect answer to the question, "What's the first rod I should buy?".
The 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. This is the perfect backup for an experienced travelling angler or for a new angler who plans to spend most of their time on bigger trout waters.
The 9'6" 6-weight Encounter rod outfit is a powerful big-water trout rod with that extra length that's perfect for reaching out on long mends or high-stick nymphing. Excellent option for stillwaters as well. Go with confidence and a wallet that's still intact.
This solid 9' 8-weight Encounter outfit has all the power and performance anyone could ask at a price that will have you wondering, what's the catch? Backup or first big-game rod outfit, this is the finest you will ever buy at this price.