Orvis Recon 8’4″ 3-weight Fly Rod



Orvis Recon 8’4″ 3-Weight Fly Rod
Rod Only- 14ST-51-64  or 3 different Rod Outfits
Purchased in Montana so there’s NO SALES TAX
Shipping charges do apply on discounted rods and outfits.



Orvis Recon 8’4″ 3-weight Fly Rod
Item Number:  14ST-

Rod Features:

  • High-performance, fast action feel with light feeling, sweet swing weight (meaning it’s casts awesome!)
  • 8’4″ 3-weight
  • 2¼ oz. 4-piece
  • Shadow green blank with black nickel reel seat and dark burl wood insert
  • Heavy-duty black nickel hardware
  • 7” half wells grip
  • Silver snake and stripping guides
  • Includes made in America aluminum rod tube with cloth rod sock
  • Covered by the Orvis 25-year rod guarantee
  • Made in the USA  (Go team, go!)

The Orvis Recon 8’4″ 3-weight Fly Rod is a strong choice for anglers who love to chase native fish on small streams, but prefer a rod that will give them the “oomph” they need when the fish range out of fingerling size. The 8’4″ length allows precise placement in close quarters but is capable of sending a cast over bigger water with ease. An excellent choice for the dry-fly angler. The appropriate flex has been built into the rod, eliminating the need to worry about tip- and mid-flex designations. Crafted with a completely new ferrule design, a stealthy shadow green blank, and heavy-duty black nickel hardware, the Recon is ready for your next adventure. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

Shipping charges do apply on discounted rods and outfits. Our free shipping is on regular priced items only.

Rod Outfits include:  Rod, Reel, Line, appropriate size and amount of colored, Dacron Backing all spooled up, ready to go and with a rod tube and rod bag and reel case.  The reel will be spooled up Left-Hand Retrieve, unless you specify right-hand retrieve in the Notes at check out.

Rod Outfit #1 includes:

  • Recon 843-4 fly rod
  • Hydros II Reel in Black Nickel (unless sold out, then Silver)
  • Orvis Hydros Trout fly line
  • Retail Price:  $738  Special CLOSEOUT Outfit Price:  $490

Rod Outfit #2 includes:

Rod Outfit #3 includes:

Shop Staff Notes:  The Orvis Recon 8’4″ 3-weight Fly Rod is one fun fly rod to fish! It’s been a funny configuration that has been in almost all of Orvis’ rod series for the past 30 years. Why? There’s a couple of reasons. First, it was Orvis Owner/CEO Perk Perkins favorite rod configuration -so it was mandated from the top to make this rod. But more importantly now, it’s just been one of those rod configurations that has been a home run in so many ways. A bit longer for a 3-weight gives you more castability, mendability and as a result fishability. Still being a 3-weight it gives you small stream, small fly, small fish fun! However, we have fished this rod on the Missouri with dries when the wind hasn’t been ripping and it can make for some exciting angling on our larger trout! (We do stress the point of not over-stressing the trout, especially during the warmer months. But in the Spring with cold water and no weeds, this rod is a blast for the Baetis hatch!)  The Recon performs like many rods twice it’s price except the Helios 3 of course!).  If you have one fly rod to pick and $429 is in your budget or maybe just above your budget, save money on the reel (maybe get a Clearwater Large Arbor instead of a Hydros SL or Mirage LT) and get this rod! Grab your topo map and go explore some blue lines!

Purchased in Montana so there’s NO SALES TAX

Other Recon Rods we carry:  Recon 843-4,   Recon 103-4,   Recon 864-4,   Recon 904-4,   Recon 104-4,   Recon 865-4,   Recon 905-4,   Recon 906-4,   Recon 966-4,   Recon 907-4,   Recon 908-4,  Recon 909-4,

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