Orvis Recon 908
9' 8 weight, 4 piece fly rod
The two best-selling length and line weight configurations are the 905-4 and the 908-4. For the saltwater angler, the 908-4 is generally the first rod in the quiver based solely on its versatility in species. 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.
Recon is the rod designed for the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over maps, plotting the next day’s adventures. For those who manage riverside meals of granola bars and jerky paired with the evening hatch instead of a sit-down meal at a sane hour. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk, we’ve created a rod ready to work as hard as you do in the pursuit of fish. Recon teams high-performance feel with lightness in hand. With close-in loading ability and the power for longer reach, the rods feature a modern shadow green blank and covert black nickel hardware.
- Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
- Quick rod identifier on the blank
- Silver snake and stripping guide
- Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat with wood insert
- Nylon covered rod tube
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Made in USA
The Orvis 25-Year guarantee means we’ll fix your broken rod. If we can't fix it, we replace it, no questions asked.
Purchase an H3, Recon, Superfine Glass or Carbon (since 01/01/88), Clearwater (since 01/01/99), or Clearwater Frequent Flyer rod from Orvis or an authorized Orvis dealer and we will repair or replace it no matter what the reason, for a quarter of a century. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car - it doesn't matter, we'll fix it. If we can't repair it, we'll replace it with a newer model rod of at least equal value. Your investment is assured for a nominal handling fee of $60.
For Helios 3 and New Clearwater series rods, we are excited to offer our new section replacement program. We’re committed to getting you back on the water in 5 Business days. Although our standard shipping alert on the checkout page will list 3-5 Days – We’re upgrading your shipment to 2-Day. We’re looking forward to seeing you out on the water and hearing your valued feedback.
This 25-year guarantee also applies to all Orvis premium fly rods made since January 1, 1988, and Clearwater rods made since January 1, 1999.*
*Please note that this warranty does not apply to the original Frequent Flyer series (purchased previously to January 2014) or Clearwater rods purchased before 1999, nor does it apply to our Streamline, Green Mountain or Encounter fly rod series, which are warranted for defects in original workmanship only.