Orvis Recon 909
The 9' 9-weight is perhaps the most versatile saltwater rod configuration there is. In the Northeast, it is the standard for the four major fly rod species, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, and bluefish, all of which range the Northeast Coast. The Recon 909-4 offers the strength to handle all of these fish and to power a line through often tough and windy conditions. Go further south, and it is perfect for snook, permit, bull reds, and even juvenile tarpon. In freshwater, this rod is a good bet for lunker bass in the weeds and carp as well. If you spend a lot of time in salt, the Recon 909-4 will be the fly rod you use most often from beach or boat, and at this price will pay you back tenfold in the cost-to-fun ratio.
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.