Orvis Ratings and Reviews

Top Rated Product


An essential tail water fly pattern and a killer emerger. But it shouldn't be treated as a traditional emerger. Fish it as a nymph for best results. Present at the holding level of the fish underwater, instead of a traditional emerger presentation. If you are a fly fisherman interested in tying your own RS 2 flies, see our fly pattern recipe below.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (15 reviews)
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14 of 15(93%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for RS2
Review 1 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Emerger Pattern,
June 3, 2014
By: jcmesq
"Well made. Worth having in your box for subsurface fishing."
Review 2 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
another BWO imitator,
March 4, 2014
By: livestoflyfish
from somewhere on the South Holston River
"I got this as a BWO imitation. I fished it without luck on the South Holston. These fish were rising to unseen bugs some distance away, I tried a BWO dry fly before this one. I thought the fish might be hitting emergers in the surface film, but I could not get them to bite. I did catch fish on #18 soft hackles and #16 prince nymphs in that same spot?"
Review 3 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
RS2 For Brookies,
February 27, 2014
By: BreamflyC10
from Madison, MS
"I fish a lot in the Smokey Mountains for native Brook Trout and this has become one of my go too flies. Can't beat this one. Tying quality on these is awesome. Each one is good to go for a full days fishing. Highly recommend the Orvis flies! Thanks!"
Review 4 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
go to fly,
May 21, 2013
By: flyfisher66
from Old Bridge, N.J.
"never leave home without some of these, fish are always on at sometime of the day"
Review 5 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
emerger heaven,
December 27, 2012
By: Jmhall
from Beaumont, TX
"Just fish these like you would any emerger you'll catch fish"
Review 6 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fly,
December 25, 2012
By: Chuch
from Somerset, Pa.
"A well tied fly. The RS2 isn't a difficult fly to tie but nonetheless Orvis' are top notch. It's one of my go to flies when nothing else may be working. Caught a nice 19" rainbow with it on the Wautauga River recently with it."
Review 7 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Thanks to Report,
February 3, 2012
By: Ramt
"I checked the Orvis Fly Fishing report and ordered the fly.
The report was right on and the fly was productive
Review 8 for RS2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Killer for a dropper,
August 26, 2011
By: lespaul
from CT
"Great for big rainbows that are selective. Great searching pattern when trout are not rising."
Ratings-Only Reviews for RS2
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
4.7 / 5
4.7 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 7 out of 7