Shopping Options. Free shipping on many items ... Orvis Recon Fly Rod 8 weight 9ft (current 2020 edition), Excellent condition! Impressive – nice tight loops that delivered excellent accuracy. $60 handling fee. Choose the elite Helios 3, select a new Recon, or pick up a Clearwater rod, the best performance fly rod value ever. Copyright 2021, The Orvis Company Inc. Category. How to fishing...beginner's get started flyfishing in saltwater with this Orvis rod & reel combo, ft. "how to" set-up your first fly rod & reel. Like the original Recon rods, the Recon 2 5wt is made in the U… And we'll make it right. A full wells design is used. We have the largest selection of Orvis Fly Rods, Reels, and Outfits in stock. With close–in loading prowess and the power for longer reach, Recon rods boast a completely new ferrule design, a modern shadow green blank, and covert black nickel hardware and reel seats. 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. But that's not all. This is an Orvis Recon 9' 8 weight fly rod 4-piece. The best deals, discounts, and sales on all your fly fishing rods from Orvis, Scott, Winston, Thomas and Thomas and more . It's who we are. The Recon performed very well at 80 feet. Performance at 100 feet: 19.5 points out of 20. Impressive power when you lay into it, however it was not as effortless as the other top rods. We’ve always been impressed with the Recon as it combines light overall weight and swing weight with exceptional performance – and all at a very reasonable price! No, it doesn’t match the quality or components found on the Helios 3 rods, but it doesn’t disappoint when you take it out for a spin on the water either. For those who choose riverside meals of granola bars and jerky paired with the … Thomas & Thomas Winston Scott Orvis Syndicate Cortland Sage Redington Temple Fork Outfitters Echo Discount Bin. It comes in very close to our mid-price winner, the Hardy Shadow. It is a great fly rod for inshore salt fly fishing. Orvis Recon Saltwater 8wt 9'0" The 8-Weight 9' 4-Piece Fly Rod is one of the two best-selling Recon length and line weight configurations. Comes with rod sock and aluminum rod tube Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots – Felt (Built By Danner), Armstrong Spring Creek on the O’Hair Ranch. The Sage X and Douglas Sky were slightly better here. It tied for the lightest in overall weight, and was also one of the best rods we tested in swing weight. Here I found the Recon formed nice tight loops that helped it punch into the wind. Performance at 35 feet: 19 out of 20. Orvis has totally revamped the Recon series and this is a much different (and better) rod than the original Recon 8-weight. It was one of the better casting rods in the Shootout. It didn’t drop off terribly, but it was enough to cost the Recon a point here. The blank is what Orvis calls shadow green, (a dark olive green), with slightly darker brown wraps. Performance at 60 feet:  19.5 points out of 20. Orvis Commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature. 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. Orvis Recon Fly Rods. 100% customer satisfaction has been our commitment since 1856. I also have a bunch of flies for reds and specks Ill throw in for free as well.