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Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod

This is an ideal travel fly fishing rod for small streams and mountain lakes. Easy to pack, so it makes it a great travel companion.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Review 1 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
An okay rod, here's why...,
November 4, 2013
By: Rookhawk
from Chicago, IL
"The 4 piece rods cast way better. The travel rods are for people that must have short rod tubes. If you don't need ultra portability there are better 4 piece Orvis rods to choose from."
Review 2 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superb Rod,
March 10, 2012
By: dpbrown76
from Zurich, Switzerland
"I've had my FF for about 2 years now. Beautiful 7 pieces of graphite stuck together. Silky smooth and fits snug into a very, very nice Orvis case which has section compartments. Class. I have other 7 piece 'travel' rods, but will only use the Orvis. Light enough for presenting dries and also chunky enough to throw some dirty (i.e. 2 nymphs and split) gear if needed. Landed many (20+ in.) large Bows and Brownies in Austria on this beauty. Not a hick-up. Well done Orvis!"
Review 3 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good value for your money,
February 8, 2010
By: Scandinaviafish
from Sweden, Scandinavia
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Bought a 3wt a couple of weeks ago. The rod is not as smooth as the more expensive Orvis rods but for the money spent, a very good deal.
The cork quality of the handle is perhaps not the best but for this price I would recommend the rod. Casts well enough and is a dream to pack. If you are looking for a rod that takes no place at all, chose this! You could place rod, reel and a box of flies in your glove compartment.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great travel rod!!,
September 18, 2008
By: zSar
from New York, NY
"I own a couple of other rods and this one is one of the best. The rod snug nicely in my bag. After work, I would go for a quick end of hard days work for a relaxing fresh water fishing. Heading home big smiles. The rod is very responsive and durable. I recommend this rod to everyone..."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic travel Rod!!!,
May 14, 2008
By: EllicottCityFlyer
"Was little skeptical at first, but became a believer after landing several brook trout on a narrow mountain stream in VA. It’s so smooth that I couldn’t tell at times that it was a 7 piece rod. It’s small enough to pack in a backpack for hiking up to hard to reach streams in the mountain. Highly recommend it!!!!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Frequent Flyer 3-weight 8'6" 7-piece Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Balance,
October 15, 2007
By: flytyer1940
"Purchased my 3 wt. in Boston and just tried it out on the Carson river in Calif. It had great balance and sensitivity. One of my best purchases!"