Orvis announces their new Recon series of fly rods.
A few months back, during #IFTD, you might have heard that Orvis announced a new line of fly rods, called the Recon series. The Recon series will replace the well-liked Access series of rods in the mid-price range of the Orvis rod lineup.
The Orvis Recon rods are made entirely in the USA in Orvis’ Vermont rod shop and will be available in both freshwater and saltwater configurations. The Recon freshwater lineup includes 4-piece rods that range from 3 weight to 6 weight and will retail for $425. The Recon saltwater lineup includes 4-piece rods that range from 6 weight to 10 weight and will retail for $450.
The Recon series features a completely new ferrule design that Orvis says it has pioneered. Overall, the all-new design of the Recon series produces a rod that Orvis says has more feel than its predecessor and even more versatility.
The new rods are modern and sleek-looking, with a shadow green blank and black nickel hardware and reel seats. The freshwater models also feature a dark walnut burl insert on the reel seat.
Availability expected January 1, 2015. Look for much more on this new series of Orvis fly rods coming up soon. In the meantime, check out this quick insider preview from Tom Rosenbauer, courtesy of Trident Fly Fishing: