Available from November, the new 10ft 3-wt Orvis Recon will greatly appeal to river and stream anglers in search of a high-performance, light-line rod with a value-for-money price tag.
At £379, it’s almost £300 cheaper than the nearest Orvis equivalent (the 10ft 3-wt Helios 2); however, the Recon’s Helios-inspired performance tapers, shadow-green blank and unobtrusive black-nickel hardware wouldn’t be out of place on a product twice its price. With an action best described as between mid and tip flex, the rod can be nicely loaded with conventional fly line, modern ultra-thin versions and leader-only setups, and at a mere 2½oz is extremely comfortable to use.
The delicate tip securely cushions light tippets against strike impact and hard-fighting fish, while also possessing sufficient crispness for quick recovery, narrow casting loops and secure hook setting. Backed by Orvis’ signature 25-year guarantee, the 10ft 3-wt Recon is already a favourite of TFF contributor Clark Colman.
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