Fly Rods


  • Helios 3 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.

  • Mission Rods

    Two-handed anglers, the Mission Fly Rod collection is the one you’ve been waiting for. We’ve borrowed engineering techniques from our Helios 3 collection to create this line of rods to suit a range of casting styles. This versatile line includes options to reach the far bank with a hefty pattern or drop a diminutive fly just-so—big or small water, there’s a Mission fly rod to suit your inclinations. Scandi lines or Skagit heads, this fly rod outfit handles each with an efficient, do-it-all ease. Mission rods dampen vibrations to put more energy behind each cast, a veritable angling autocorrect system that improves presentation and rescues botched casts. These forgiving fly rods offer impressive line control and excellent reach so you can hit the far bank of big salmon rivers or drop smaller flies with precision. Cast all day: Mission rods may be lightweight, but each is a casting powerhouse. The two-handed Mission collection includes compact fly rods to manage tight spots, versatile models that swap between big and small waters, and big-water beasts capable of heaving hefty patterns to voracious trophy fish.

    Break it all down for easy transportation: Mission Fly Rods come in four- and six-piece designs, perfect for travel. And, they’re backed by our 25-year guarantee.

  • Recon Rods
    Maps Not Included– 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. Proudly made in the USA by people who love fishing as much as you do. Helios 2-inspired high-performance tapers. Improved, unsanded ferrule design. Lightest-weight rod in its class. New U.S.-made aluminum rod tube.
  • Clearwater Rods

    You know the old adage the one that claims you have to pay for quality? Well, our Clearwater® rods turn that saying on its head. This best-selling series reaps the rewards of award-winning technology and offers 20 models in flex profiles perfectly suited for the rod’s application. Cast one, price it, compare it, and you will buy it. Designed in the USA.

  • Superfine Rods
    You've got a fish to catch—you can't be wasting time with a fly rod that can't handle the job. That's why so many seasoned anglers turn to our collection of carbon and glass Superfine fly rods. The Superfine glass fly rod was voted the best fiberglass rod by Fly Fisherman magazine. This collection has the backbone you need and the action you want for any excursion. Whether you've been casting for decades or you're just beginning, fishing small streams and creeks or heading out for a bigger adventure, Superfine fly rods are for you. Get smooth and accurate casts without breaking the bank. The extra power behind your swing means more fish stories, so get out there and make it happen. Get the superior feel and accurate casting you'd expect in a carbon or glass fly rod, built to our high standards. It's like the classic you love with the modern updates you've been dreaming of.
  • Encounter Rod Outfits
    Enter the world of fly fishing with ease, with affordable Encounter fly rods. We offer these economy fly rod outfits in the most popular sizes and line weights, so that there is no guessing on your part. Complete with fly rod, reel, line, and backing, the Encounter package delivers higher quality than any other value package you'll find. The Encounter package makes a great gift for new anglers or for any angler looking for a backup fly rod. At under $200 each, these discount fly rods make it easy for the novice angler to get in on the sport of fly fishing.
  • Two-Handed Rods

    The rise in popularity of Spey rods for big fish in big rivers over the last decade demonstrated a two-handed rod will cast where there’s little room for a proper backcast, into distant seams where a drag-free drift would be impossible with a regular fly-fishing rod. Advances in fly rod and fly line technologies have evolved hand in glove with technique to make casting a properly designed Spey rod a whole lot easier. But for trout fishermen, who needs a 16-foot rod? Enter the Switch rod, which offers the best of both worlds—allowing you to make conventional, single-handed casts or two-handed, Spey-style casts when your backcast room is limited. A Switch rod also works better when you need extra rod length for mending and line control. Saltwater anglers have found that longer Switch rods make it easier to cast over the surf, as well, enabling the angler to reach cruising fish beyond the breakers.

  • Bamboo Rods
    Our heirloom-quality bamboo fly rods are steeped in tradition—you can't help but stand in awe of the fine craftsmanship that goes into these works of art. A crisp cast and flawless presentation come together for incredible performance in a package that proudly displays the rod’s impressive workmanship. This rod brings us back to that significant moment every angler shares—the first time we picked up a bamboo fly rod. Tackle a variety of conditions with a versatile bamboo rod’s modern ingenuity and classic beauty. Whether you decide to add one of these fine split-cane fly rods as a collector's item, or fish with it, you’ll be proud to own such an exquisite piece.
  • Tenkara Rods
    This Tenkara fishing rods and outfit includes everything you need to get started.
  • Rods Accessories

    Accessories, Tools, Supports and Products for the maintenance and care of your fly fishing rod.

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Fly Rods: With more than 150 years of rod building experience, it’s no wonder anglers look to Orvis for the highest quality fly rods in the industry. Our line of fly rods is the best on the market, the culmination of cutting-edge technology, precision, and expertise. Explore our collection of fly rods and find exactly what you're looking for to equip your next fly-fishing adventure. Discover a fly rod for every excursion—saltwater, freshwater, spey casting, small creeks, and warm water applications. Any rod can haphazardly toss a fly through the air: it’s the precision that counts. Accuracy is the hallmark of the Helios 3. The H3 was built to reduce the variables and harness the energy behind each cast—translating to impressive accuracy. No window is too small for this precise rod thanks to the increased hoop strength that reduces vibration for a truly accurate cast. Drop flies right where you want them—every time—with the enhanced power and pinpoint accuracy of the Helios 3 fly rods. Cast the Helios 3D if you’re looking for distance; it blends unmatched power with incredible accuracy. If finesse is your game, the Helios 3F will consistently present a fly at 60 feet with a delicate drop and surprising sensitivity. The Helios 3 offers power, accuracy, and feel, whether you’re fishing a stream or the flats. Our Helios 2 series are the most awarded fly rods on the market. The design is lighter feeling in hand than the original Helios, yet is extremely tough, loads easily for increased accuracy, and offers superior lifting power. The Helios 2 fly rod covers all applications—freshwater, saltwater, switch, and one-piece. Or choose from the 20 models in our best-selling Clearwater series; you’ll find the ideal weight and flex for any application. Travel is a breeze with the Clearwater frequent flyer seven-piece fly rod—it breaks down to pack away easily in your luggage or briefcase. Clearwater switch & spey rods put the world of two-handed casting within reach. The all-new Recon series of fly rods is designed with the adventure angler in mind. Four-piece construction allows for easy storage, and convenient straps secure the rod to a backpack when trekking deep into parts unknown. This rod is incredibly light, yet stands ready to tackle the toughest fish on the greatest adventures. Our Superfine fly rods have the power and precision to accurately present flies, yet with a delicate touch even skittish fish won’t mind. Superfine carbon offers top-notch responsiveness and feel, with plenty of backbone to handle the waters ahead. You’ll crave the crisp, clean cast offered by the Superfine fiberglass rod. Superfine glass boasts modern technology that mingles with a decidedly classic look for a fly rod you’ll want to show off. Our affordable Encounter fly rod outfits are armed with high-grade components perfect for new anglers and seasoned anglers looking for a bargain on a spare. The Encounter comes equipped with a WF floating fly line, large arbor Encounter fly reel, backing, and leader. Orvis takes great pride in outfitting fly-fishing anglers around the globe, as we have for well over a century. Our goal remains the same as it was in the beginning—providing a superior collection of quality fly rods at reasonable prices for the discerning angler.