These rods are by far the best that Orvis has offered in this price point.
Cast this rod and you will question the price. Introducing the all new Access Rod Series - the best price to performance value ever offered by Orvis.
Using proprietary tapers and actions developed in Helios, Access rods are incredibly lightweight and offer remarkably smooth, precise, and balanced casting performance.
Matching root beer woven-graphite carbon and champagne anodized aluminum gold reel seat
All chrome guides
Sunburst wraps with gold tipping
Gold ferrule alignment dots
Super grade cork handles
Safe Passage rust-colored rod tube with internal dividers
Deep root beer color blank
All of the 5 and 6 weight models of Access are listed here and all are covered by the Orvis 25 year unconditional guarantee. The 9'6wt 4pc "salt" and the 966-4 both feature the saltwater type reel seat and fighting butt.