Orvis Premium Freshwater Outfit
The outfit comes READY TO FISH including FREE backing and leader.
Orvis on their Recon rods...
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.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.
- 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
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Made in USA
- Superior High-performance tapers
- Improved, unsanded ferrule design
- Lightest-weight rod in its class
- U.S.-made nylon covered rod tube
Orvis on their Hydros reel...
The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of our own desire to make something great, that much better. We took a best-selling reel and removed unnecessary material to further reduce the weight while stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. We changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. We further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. We radiused the reel foot as on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection. The fully sealed drag with stacked carbon and stainless steel disc washers is still one of the strongest in the industry, with zero start-up inertia. Matte type II anodized finish, standard large arbor size which balances better with lighter-weight fly rod, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality. Matte black with silver accents, matte silver with charcoal accents. Imported. Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reel Improved fully-sealed drag clutch bearing Radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection Ergonomically improved, easy to use drag knob Zero start-up inertia Excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling
Scientific Anglers on their Amplitude line...
The first series of lines to feature the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, the Amplitude will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science.
Fly fishing for trout has never been so smooth, especially with a triple-textured line. Featuring our unparalleled AST Plus slickness additive, the Amplitude Trout is slicker than any trout taper we’ve ever made, and will last over 8 times longer than other lines on the market. Built for precise presentations and those who love dry flies, the Amplitude Trout is a game changer on any stream, anywhere.
- Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
- Floating Texture on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation
- Shooting Texture running line delivers longer casts
- Revised compound taper for delicate deliveries
- Excels in medium-to-long distances with dry flies and smaller nymphs and streamers
- Designed specifically for chasing trout
- Braided multifilament core
CHOOSING A LINE WEIGHT
We offer this outfit in line weights 3-6 to cover all the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter.
As an analogy, there's no one golf club that will get you through a full round easily... and flyfishing isn't dissimilar. We select an appropriate line weight that will suit the majority of situations we're likely to fish.
In choosing a line weight, you might think it would come down to the size of fish we want to catch; but it doesn't at all. You can catch just as big a fish on a 6 weight as you can on a 3 weight. The most important thing to consider is the weight of the fly (or rig) you want to cast. For example, if you're fishing a big river in New Zealand, you might have a large indicator with two bead head nymphs on the end. That's considered a substantial amount of weight (and air resistance) to cast on a 3, 4 or even 5 weight line, and so for that, we'd opt for a 6 weight as the ideal line weight. What follows is a summary to divide each line weight and help you choose.
Of course, we've tried to keep this as simple as possible. If you'd like further or more in-depth advice based on where you're fishing, feel free to give us a call on (03)96211246. This isn't buying broccoli at the grocery store - it's far more important... and fun! Just remember that we're here to help and we love talking flyfishing... so get in touch!
3 Weight Outfit
A 3 weight is about as light as you can (or should) go in line weights. They are perfect for fishing Australia's plentiful small streams and because they flex easily, they make catching smaller trout a heap of fun. You'll feel every kick of a fish like its 8 pounder rather than the half pounder you probably hooked in to. As well as fun to fish, a 3 weight is ideal for fishing small flies delicately and for close range casting up to 10 metres.
4 Weight Outfit
If all you fished was Aussie rivers and you wanted one rod that could do pretty much all of it, this is it. The 4 weight is light enough that you can fish a tiny dry with delicacy, but if you wish to throw a hopper, or a dry fly with a nymph underneath, you can. What it can't do is cast a big streamer, or cope with a lot of wind in exposed valleys or lakes... and so for that you'd ideally bump up a line size or two...
5 Weight Outfit
The most popular line weight the world over, a 5 weight has the power to make learning to cast easy, and allows you to fish bigger rivers and lakes. If you're just starting out, this would be the minimum weight we'd suggest starting with. With a 5, you'll be able to get the fly where it needs to be to catch fish, sooner than if you start with something lighter. A 5 weight is ideal for casting a bit of weight or an air resistant indicator and it can cope well in wind. It's not the ideal choice, but it can be used for the majority of lake fishing as well. A true all-rounder.
6 Weight Outfit
We recommend a 6 for quick, accurate casting on lakes, fishing streamers, for bigger rivers where we might be fishing heavy nymphs, and for fishing in windy places like Tassie or New Zealand. A 6 weight is also perfect for fishing from a boat if that's your jam. If you could pick one line weight to learn to cast with, the 6 weight is the one... but equally it's a rod that will see a lot of fishing, as trout seem to love windy places...!
Available in 3,4,5 and 6 weight.
All rods are 4 piece and come with Orvis's 25 year guarantee against breakage. We gladly service the Orvis we sell.
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