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Encounter Spin/Fly Combo

It's a spinning rod. No, it's a fly rod. Actually, it's both. Bringing together the best of both fishing worlds, the Encounter Spin/Fly Combo makes being prepared seem like second nature. Built with interchangeable butt sections outfitted with spin and fly reels-and based on Encounter rod technology and cosmetics-this compact combo fly/spin travel rod means no fish should feel safe. 7' in length. (Spin) 2-6 lb. test, 1/16-3/16 oz. lures; (Fly) 5-wt. Leaders are not incldued. Imported.
Average Customer Rating:
4.5 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Review 1 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good value,
20 June 2014
By: bigkenny2
from Perth Australia
"Only used the spin outfit so far but great piece of gear. Carry case is a bonus.
Thanks Orvis.
"
Review 2 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent All-Around Outfit,
20 June 2014
By: BLS1
from Las Vegas, NV
"This is a quality outfit with flexibility for different fishing conditions. I like that there are two separate butt sections for the different reels, rather than trying to make a compromised handle that will accept either reel.
As a fly rod it has a fairly stiff, fast action. Works well as a spinning rod. The reels are well made and smooth."
Review 3 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Rod For Bass, Looking Forward to Alaska,
04 June 2014
By: RollwithForbes
from VA, AK
"So far has been an excellent spin rod have caught 40+ bass with the largest being 5lbs2oz. Have caught numerous pan fish and Crappie as well. Very fun and active rod whether it's a small fish or a big one. Have not tried out the fly aspect of it yet but will be up in AK soon and will see how it works with some monster trout.
Only reason it doesn't have 5 stars is the Bale Arm isn't coming down correctly on every cast and when you are trying to throw a lure under a tree with a quick pick up that's a problem. I may just need to take it apart and oil it, we will see."
Review 4 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High quality,,
12 May 2014
By: JJNick
"A good, high quality combination. A great tool for the fisherman to take traveling."
Review 5 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality product for an award,
16 April 2014
By: FSBBSA
from Islamorada, Florida
"We purchased the combo as an award for an annual fishing tournament in the Florida Keys. The tournament benefits the Florida Sea Base which provides significant ocean adventures for young men and women. The feedback we have recieved from our anglers and donors related to the combo is very positive. (I plan to buy one for myself)"
Review 6 for Encounter Spin/Fly Combo
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Combo,
07 April 2014
By: Booka
from Sylva, NC
"Great versatility from stream to river to pond to lake! Love it!"