NEW! ORVIS RECON 908-4 FLY ROD : 8WT, 9'0"
The New Orvis Recon 908-4 fly rod is completely redesigned for 2020! From bonefish to bonito, stripers to bluefish, false albacore to redfish, the Recon 908-4 is a saltwater workhorse that can do it all. With improved accuracy and strength, this rod is a sight fishing gem. If you like to drag big bass out of the weeds in freshwater, this rod can do it with ease, and at this price point, having one is easy and having two is even better.
Orvis Recon fly rods are each hand crafted in the USA with a completely new ferrule design, a matte blue blank with charcoal and light blue accents, and an anodized type iii solid aluminum reel seat. The New Recon uses the Helios 3 as a foundation, 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 blue with charcoal and light blue accent
- Quick rod identifier on the blank
- Pewter type III anodized aluminum solid aluminum reel seat with 1" Fighting Butt
- Silver snake and stripping guides
- Nylon covered rod tube
- Backed by the Orvis 25-year guarantee
- Hand crafted in the USA
5.00/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
Dan (IA) | January 11th, 2022
I wanted a powerful 8 WT for fishing largemouth bass in the weed-choked ponds in my area. I have cast it with the SA Bass Bug line and the Titan long, both lines are two line weights heavier, and this rod will handle the big poppers that I like to use. I hav also cast it in the ever present wind that we have and it handles wind well. This fly tod is the typical Orvis quality and the look, fit, and finish is in line with other mid to upper end fly rods.
Zack (Rhode Island) | September 28th, 2021
Took me a while to write this review because I wanted to give this rod a fair shake against other higher end rods I have. I have multiple rods at the 1,000 dollar price point and while they are phenomenal in their own right I sometimes equate them to owning a Fabergé egg. I fish the surf the jettys and the rocks and I constantly try my level best to protect my rod when I take a fall. So this purchase was a "lower price point". I hope that doesn't read pretentious, rods are just crazy money these days. All of that aside this rod is worth every cent. It tracks exceptionally well and it has a great deal of lifting power. It isn't necessarily a cannon and shooting the entire fly line with the 8wt is sometimes a challenge, but if you settle in and relax you will be pleasantly surprised at 75 85 feet. I would recommend this rod all day long for someone looking to take the next step up or even a slight step down. You wont be disappointed.
Mac Strand (WI) | April 13th, 2021
one of my favorite rods to cast. This thing can cast a country mile with ease
Sebrod (Quebec) | December 20th, 2020
So happy with my new purchase. It’s says saltwater but I also plan to use it for Atlantic Salmon. New blue color is beautiful and the feeling is amazing. Orvis never disapoints.
Mark (Vancouver) | September 20th, 2020
Excellent rod for coho fishing! It feels very well made. No regrets on this purchase
Brayden (Ohio) | June 3rd, 2020
This fly rod can throw and sort of flie or streamer with ease from 20 to 60ft, it does lose power around 80ft but it can do it, the only issue with the rod would be its swing weight its not the lightest rod in its class
S (SC) | March 29th, 2020
this rod throws big bass/saltwater flies to distance with ease. fit and finish is also excellent. i really like the subtle blue of the blank.