Encounter 5-weight 8’6″ Fly Rod Outfit


An all-around affordable fly rod ideal as a first time rod or backup option.

2 in stock (can be backordered)


Personalize this rod (allow 5 to 7 days for delivery) (optional) for an additional $45

  • Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind
  • 4-piece
  • 8’6″ 5-wt.
  • Smooth, crisp performance
  • Packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader

Instead of “entry level,” we think of our Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” The 8’6″ 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the answer to the question, “What’s the first rod I should buy?”. Ideal as an all around rod for trout and light bass fishing, the Encounter is the perfect first rod for any fly angler.

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