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Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

2⅜ oz. 9', 4-piece, Mid-Flex Fly Rod for 4-wt. line.Anglers love the 904 for a number of reasons, but versatility stands at the top. The Access Mid-Flex version of the 904-4 offers the delicacy of the four-weight line with the length and power to fish any large stream or river in the world. As with the Access 904-4 Tip Flex, the Mid Flex is built with our proprietary tapers and actions developed on Helios by our rod designers and the proof is in the casting. If you're looking for that perfect big water trout rod with premium rod performance at an unbelievable price, cast both the Mid and Tip Flex and you'll surely find the rod that fits you perfectly. The fly rod size of choice particularly for dry-fly fishing medium-sized to large rivers. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Review 1 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Too light,
August 20, 2013
By: SkeeterDeeter
from Washburn, WI
"I liked this rod's performance, no issues there but it snapped very easily. Maybe it just had a hidden defect but I suspect the rod was designed to be light rather than strong."
Review 2 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Service, Great Rod,
May 15, 2013
By: GRP1
from Madison, WI
"Purchased a 904 mid flex at the Orvis store after casting 6 other brands of comparable design and price, none of which could compare to the performance of the Access. Only criticism were the reel seat rings, which were pretty flimsy for a rod of this caliber. Had to return this rod because the tip guides were misaligned. Service at Orvis Madison store was outstanding; store was out of stock, but they ordered me another with special stipulation to inspect guide alignment before shipping. Received the new rod a week later - guides are in perfect alignment, and an unexpected but very welcome bonus were the apparently redesigned reel seat rings, which are much more sturdy (and fit my beloved Ross Cimarron much better) than those on the returned rod. New rod casts beautifully and flawlessly and handles everything from delicate midge presentations on glassy water to hauling conehead zonkers. I cannot believe there is a rod available anywhere in this price range that can match the performance of the Access series; truth be told, it outperforms my pricier Sages as well. An outstanding product."
Review 3 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Access 9ft, 4wt, outfit,
August 22, 2012
By: Quimby
from South Dakota
"I LOVE this outfit! It casts like a dream. I'm not an expert by any means but this rod casts a 22 trico better than any rod I own. I like it so much I am ordering a 6wt today. I did have Orvis spool the reel with their 3D WF line. The people at Orvis are outstanding to work with."
Review 4 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All Purpose Fly Rod,
August 10, 2012
By: FlyfishingManiac
from Oregon
"I fish all kinds of bodies of water and was looking for a fly rod for all types of water. In the first month of my purchase I have fished small streams, lakes and river. I bought this fly rod with high intentionsand this rod has exceeded my expectations. It casts so nicely! It makes me look like a professional with every cast. I can cast an extra 15 yards and lay the fly line on the water much easier then any other high dollar fly rod i have ever tried. Highly recommend."
Review 5 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything advertised,
July 24, 2012
By: Rivesm
"Was looking for a small stream rod and selected the Access in a 9' length to allow "dabbling", ease of roll cast, etc. Personnel at local Orvis store took me out to demonstrate the 9' 4 wt. . He used an Access in the same length and weight and loved it. I do as well......I use in small stream and larger stream. Reasonable price and performs well.....very well."
Review 6 for Access 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally an Orvis!,
June 29, 2011
By: donnyboy209
from ATWATER,CA.
"57 YEARS OLD AND HAVE WANTED AN ORVIS SINCE I WAS A KID.......ALWAYS REVERED AS A LEGEND WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING FLY RODS.I CAN NOW TRULY APPRECIATE THAT SINCE MY RECENT PURCHASE OF THE NEW ACCESS #4 WT FLY ROD.EXCEPTIONAL ROD, REGARDLESS OF THE PRICE AND ALSO AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED BY MARY OF THE ROD DEPARTMENT.FIRST ONE AND NOW SAVING FOR AN 8 OR 10WT SALTWATER MODEL."