Recon teams a high-performance, fast action feel with light swing weight. With close-in loading prowess and the power for longer reach, Recon rods boast a completely new ferrule design, a modern shadow green blank, and covert black nickel hardware and reel seats. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, and complete with aluminum rod tube, cloth rod sock and 25-year guarantee.
For the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over satellite imagery, plotting the next day's adventures. For those who manage riverside meals of granola bars and jerky, hastily consumed while watching rising fish. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk.
Seen by many as the best all-around rod size on the market, the eight-foot six-inch five-weight is the ideal rod for the one-rig angler with a preference for smaller water. For years, this weight was the best-selling fly rod model in the Orvis line, and Recon carries on that tradition with aplomb. The slightly shorter length allows for small stream versatility, but high modulus graphite ensures this rod came to play when faced with larger water. Present small dries with finesse and larger flies with accuracy, while maintaining the lightweight sensitivity of a five-weight. The appropriate flex has been built into the rod, eliminating the need to worry about tip- and mid-flex designations. Crafted with a completely new ferrule design, a stealthy shadow green blank, and heavy-duty black nickel hardware, the Recon is ready for your next adventure. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.