Orvis Recon Saltwater Fly Rod - DISCONTINUED

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The Recon series of rods from Orvis may be the finest mid-priced rods on the market. The saltwater version combines a fast action build with Helios 2 technology to provide industry-defining performance. This rod is great for wading the flats or targeting saltwater species from a boat. Not only is the Recon caster-friendly and high performing, but it’s also finished with top-notch componentry for increased durability and corrosion resistance. If you’re in the market for a new saltwater fly rod, look no further than the Recon Salt.


Helios 2 Technology - The modern shadow green blank of the Recon matches the character of the rod’s modernly distinct high performance and extremely lightweight blank makeup. Built with Helios 2 thermoplastic resin scrim technology which encapsulates graphite fibers for increased durability, the Recon is super lightweight and extremely crush-resistant. The Recon blends fast action with light swing weight to make long casting into a stiff breeze seem effortless.



Hard Chrome Stripping Guides - The Recon has two large stripping guides to feed line into the smaller snake guides. The stripping guides provide easy functionality and industry-accepted design. The Recon displays black guide wraps to compliment the dark green blank.

Hard Chrome Snake Guides - Seemingly a classic in today’s fly fishing industry, silver snake guides fit the Recon nicely and provide a typical modern appearance.


Reel Seat

Black Nickel Reel Seat - The Recon offers a subtle, all-black nickel anodized aluminum reel seat. Anodized aluminum stands up to the harshest of saltwater environments. The reel seat features a double uplocking component to anchor large saltwater reels in place.

Full Cork Handle - The Recon boasts a Full Wells high-quality cork handle with a strong fighting butt.


Rod Tube

Aluminum Rod Tube - The Recon comes with a shiny, stylish, silver rod tube. The rod tube and rod sock are new Orvis designs for 2015. The rod tube portrays the Orvis trout.



The Orvis 25-Year Guarantee - As of 5/8/2019, Orvis rods fall under the one-of-a-kind Orvis Guarantee. If broken within a quarter-century of purchase, Orvis vows to fix your rod. If they cannot fix the rod, Orvis will replace it regardless of circumstance. Normal wear and tear, accidental breakage, misuse and mistreatment along with anything else resulting in a broken rod are all covered in the Orvis 25-Year Guarantee. No questions asked. If Orvis cannot fix your broken rod and the rod has been discontinued, they will replace it with a current rod-model of equal value.


More Info

Rod Action: Fast

Best for: Saltwater, Flats

Grip: Full Wells w/Fighting Butt

Ability Level: Beginner - Expert (learn more)


Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line. Our favorite for tropical applications is:

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