Orvis Ratings and Reviews

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Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit

This trout rod and reel combo is the perfect insurance for your trip of a lifetime. If the weather doesn't suit fly casting, our top-quality spinning outfit saves your day. It's also great for everyday fishing, built with the same attention to quality and value as the rest of the Frequent Flyer™ travel rod series. Ceramic guides. Graphite composite reel seat resists corrosion. Cordura® case. The Stradic FJ reel series sets a new standard for durability. A triangular rod tube resists rolling during travel. One of the very best spinning rod outfits you'll fish. Excellent rod and reel combo for small stream trout and light panfish with lures with spinners such as Blue Fox, Panther Martins, Roostertail, as well as Marabou jigs. Also a great way to introduce fly fishing concepts to a beginner with a casting bubble and a fly. 6-foot, 3½ oz. rod rated for 2-6 pound test, lures: 1/16 to 1/4 oz. Outfit comes with Shimano Stradic 1000 FJ Reel.
Average Customer Rating:
4.429 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Review 1 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fast Service,
September 3, 2015
By: Retirementgift
"A friend is retiring and a bunch of us pitched in to get him this pack rod. Orvis customized it with his name and shipped it very quickly. It's a nice rod, maybe a bit stiffer than I care for an ultralight but should easily handle anything he hooks. As others have mentioned it doesn't come with the shown carrying strap. Also not enough room in the case for the reel which would have been nice. Orvis, please consider improving this case by adding a separate reel compartment."
Review 2 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice travle rod,
July 30, 2015
By: dwilfong
from Kissimmeee FL.
"Looked for a travel rod that would fit in my suit case. This was the only good option I found. Got the rod and was very impressed with the quality of the rod. Great action and light.
Only disappointment was it did not have the shoulder strap as shown on the web. Would be nice if it had the strap as shown.
Review 3 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect combo!!,
February 12, 2015
By: highwayfl
from Florida
"This combo only exceeded my expectations. The three-piece rod functions as well as any of my higher end, one piece rods for fishing line sensitivity. In fact, it feels better in my hand. The construction is exemplary and its is a delight to look at. The Stradic 1000 came correctly spooled with 150 yards of Power Pro 10# braid and it functions as smoothly as any smaller, Swiss watch. Its such a flawless combo I even prefer it fishing the saltwater flats of Florida, though it just may be a tad small for some fish here. So far, it has been perfect!! Orvis even threw in a small tub of ferrule lube-a product I knew nothing about! So, this is yet another great Orvis product. Thank you! Well worth the price !!"
Review 4 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Small travel rod,
May 28, 2014
By: Skelso24
"Great rod. Best thing about this setup is the case. Most other portable rods come with a fabric case. This is a hard case that is very durable. Only reason 4 stars and not 5 is that it is a little expensive but great quality."
Review 5 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Dont go by the photo,
February 27, 2014
By: EasternSierriaFisher
from Southern California
"I purchased the rods with my friends names placed on them for a gift. Service was fast rods looked great however the rod tube in the picture shows a strap. I was disappointed to find that the tube I received did not have a strap. I intended to put a custom leather tag on them now I have to change my plans."
Review 6 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Real nice product,
May 31, 2012
from Sao Paulo - BR
"I bought this rod by internet after a lot of research. When I received the rod the quality exceed my expectations!
Real nice gear, with a superior finishing!"
Review 7 for Small Stream Trout and Panfish Outfit
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Purchase,
March 16, 2012
By: chief27
from Seeley Lake, MT
"I am very pleased with this rod. It is just exactly what I ordered. The size and action are both tailored to my fishing style/ locations. Considering the unique quality of the rod ---it is well worth the price.
Would suggest the placement of gold dots on the sections for ease in aligning the sections.