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Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2⅝ oz. 9', 4-piece, Tip-Flex Fly Rod for 6-wt. line.For the traveling freshwater angler, this is the rod of choice for throwing sinking lines, big streamers, bass poppers, and heavy nymph rigs. Built with our proprietary tapers and actions developed on Helios by our rod designers, the 906-4 is incredibly light and powerful, in fact as light and powerful as any rod we sell, but at a price that is about half the cost of our premium rods. This new series is extraordinary in price to performance ratio and once you cast it you'll realize why. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
4.857 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice rod at a great price,
August 8, 2013
By: FishingEngineer
from Southeast PA
"I bought this rod because my previouis Orvis 6 wt was a 2 piece, which was a bit difficult to travel with. I also have owned an Access 5 wt for over a year, so I knew the quality and value would be great for the 4 piece 6 wt Access rod, and I was right. The tip flex Access rods are world class in my view."
Review 2 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid Performer,
April 30, 2013
By: enzomatic75
from Front Range, CO
"Bought this rod last year for bigger waters around Colorado. I could work the water all day with this thing no problem. I started getting in to warmwater fishing with it this year too. Very good rod for the money. I can't wait to put a decent fly line on it now."
Review 3 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Rod,
June 2, 2012
By: jericho
"Rod is very well made and lightweight. Could cast it all day long."
Review 4 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Rod!,
March 22, 2012
By: kzoo1
"Picked this rod up last spring. This is my first tip-flex rod and I have really enjoyed fishing it. The rod is beautiful, the color puts some off, but it has grown on me over the last year. The casting, and feel of this rod is great. If you are looking for a fast action rod that will allow you to fish for trout, bass, and steelies, this is a good compromise to for a "one-rod quiver". Pick one up, you won't be disappointed."
Review 5 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
really nice rod,
July 8, 2011
By: wtforward
from northern,Il
"I was looking for a mid priced fast 6wt rod.
Jason at my local Orvis store told me they(Orvis) had a new model coming out.
When they arrived , he put a reel on one and we went out side to try it out. After my 3rd cast I was sold.
I bought the rod,drove home,gabbed a Ross Cimarron I had , drove back, had them spool it up with Wonderline(good line by the way) and went out to do a little casting.
I am relativly new to fly fishing. Me and a couple of buddies got into it a couple of years ago when we retired and I consider myself a mediocre caster, but I do believe this combo really helped me improve.
The 3rd week of May we went up to nothern WI. to do a little fishing.The water was high and fast and it was pretty windy the first few day's.
My Access rod threw everything from no.16 Hendricksons to #8 stonefly nymph's in a pretty stiff cross wind.
It also handled a fat,19 inch rainbow in really fast water with no problem.
I really like this rod and am thinking about getting one in a 4wt. for fishing the "Driftless" later this yr.
The only reason I didn't give this a 5star was the male ferrules seem to be longer then need be and while I think it detracts from it's overall look's, it sure does'nt detract from it's perfoemance.
"
Review 6 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Access 906 Tip-flex, 4-piece,
February 28, 2011
By: waderclip
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
"Quite a pleasure to cast. Purchased it as a riverbass rod to pitch up to sz 2 hair bugs, clousers, LEWBs,etc.. I've already had it out a few times and it doesn't disappoint.
If I could change two things about the rod it would be:
1. A more substantial reel seat. While I'm sure the one used was selected for its light weight it looks like it could bend very easiy. Perhaps not though.
2. I don't like the brown color of the rod. Wraps and guides look fine but I just don't like a brown rod. However, the woven graphite reel seat insert is beautiful. I'll learn to live with the brown blank.
Overall: I was looking for a lightweight but powerful rod and this is it. And best yet, at a reasonable price.
Let me also add that the folks at the Atlanta Buckhead shop were very helpful in getting this rod to me. The service was topnotch, as always!
Jim"
Review 7 for Access 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
my first quality rod,
February 21, 2011
By: rfangler
from aspen, co
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I have been fly fishing for about 10 years and have always purchased rods between $50-100 from large outdoor retailers. My home waters are the roaring fork and frying pan in colorado. This is my first rod of any real quality and i couldn't be happier especially at such a reasonable price. The improvement in casting and mending compared to my previous gear is extraordinary. The compact size fits perfectly into my weekend pack for back-country outings and the rod sections pack quickly into the separate compartments. I've paired it with the battenkill bar stock reel with both floating and sinking spools. With an outstanding warranty, this is going to be my go-to trout rod for the next 25 years."