Well, you’ve known that the new Orvis Recon fly rods have been coming for months (we posted about it here and here), and we’re excited to announce that they are now available in stores and online. In fact, we are so pumped about the launch of this new series and about the fact that the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page topped 100,000 followers last week, that we’re giving away a new Recon.
Here’s the skinny on this new series:
Recon is the all-new rod designed for the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over Google Maps, plotting the next day’s adventures. For those who choose riverside meals of granola bars and jerky paired with the evening hatch over a sit-down meal at a sane hour. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk, we’ve created a rod ready to work as hard as you do in the pursuit of fish.
Recon teams high-performance feel with lightness in hand. With close-in loading ability and the power for longer reach, the rods feature a modern shadow green blank and covert black nickel hardware. Proudly made in the USA by people who love fishing as much as you do.
I used a Recon when I was in Belize last October and loved it, as did everyone else on the trip who also cast it. Click here to see the freshwater models and here for the saltwater models.
All you have to do to enter the contest is use the widget below (not the comments section) to tell us where you’d use your new Recon the first time, and you’ll be entered in the random drawing. One lucky winner will be able to choose from among the array of Recon rods–from a 3-weight trout stick to a 10-weight saltwater weapon.
You can double your chances of winning by subscribing to the Orvis Mailing list, too, using the same widget.
The contest runs through Friday, January 16th, and one winner will be chosen at random.
118 thoughts on “Enter to Win a New Recon Fly Rod!”
they look really nice
Would love to have this rod.
I would lover to get a new rod. First place it would go it to the fast waters fir some Taiwanese mahseer. Woot recon!
The “ghost of the Helios”…Yeah, I think so…and more! This rod is both a GREAT casting and fishing rod. Best by far of the new 2015, mid-priced rods!
A new addition to the arsenal would be nice.
My husband would LOVE LOVE LOVE the trout stick. We have a sweet little trout creek nearby (Beaver Creek in Maryland) where he’d catch some monster browns and rainbows.
I would use this rod to throw streamers on a little known spot on the green river . Please send me a salt water 6 wt.thanks
Fly fishing in Montana sounds perfect to me!
A Recon 6 weight and smallmouth on the Meremac. It doesn’t get any better!
Very excited to cast one of these, and see the difference between the Clearwater and this.
I didn’t get Christmas this year.
Sounds soooooooo good!!!
It’s first use would be for trout on the Roaring River.
awesome!! Use em in upstate New York
AuSable River, the Holy Stretch in front of my parents house, Grayling Michigan.
The savage river watershed in western maryland . A stick like this needs to be broken in on wild brooks, browns , and bows. East coast rep your waters!
I’ve been wanting to learn to fly fish for a long time, but don’t think I can afford the gear. A free rod would help me get started wish fishing my local Sespe wilderness of Southern California.
I’ve been looking to get my first 3 weight, I think this would be perfect for the tiny creeks in Pa.
If I won this opportunity, I would choose a trout rod and give it to my dad. He loves going trout fishing. First place he would go is to a small little creek. Not to far from where he lives in Alleghany Co. Va.
Would love to set em and net em with the new Recon!
Would use this to chuck streamers to browns and steelhead, on the st. Joseph rivershed and tributaries.
I could envision this rod plucking Bonefish from the waters off Sanibel, or gunning line out hard for Tarpon at Captiva or in the Key flats. Of course then, there is always some sweet fishing holes throughout Colorado – decisions, decisions!
This would be a great rod to have.
Sounds like an awesome rod to use here in Colorado.
AWESOME! Always excited to see ORVIS launch new products.
Selway & Clearwater in the Bitterroot
Guadalupe River for Texas rainbows!
Lake Taneycomo in Missouri. Or the White. Or the Little Red.
Selwyn River, Idaho
Feel free to send a 10wt my way for toothy types this spring.
This rod would be taken to the Green River. I would use it to land some monster Browns!
Send a 6 wt for small mouth on the French Broad.
Sign me up!
I would use it first on the Farmimgton River in CT, then the Clyde River in VT.
Having had the fortunate experience of casting a number of Orvis rods(including the awesome Helios 2), I sure would love to try out that new Recon.
Hmm…helloooo, Deschutes Redbands!
I would use this on the Texas coast for red fish!
Or is is a great product. I’d use it as a client demo as I am a fisher of fishermen. 1 rod at a time…
I would use it in Maine.
Nice looking rod.
New to fly fishing ….. would love to get my paws on one of these
That’s a sweet looking rod!
The comments section is not where you guys ^^^ sign up for the giveaway, FYI.
If chosen, this rod would go to a 14 year old young man who comes to every ‘Rhody Fly Rodders’ meeting and ties some amazing flies for someone so young, and also came to our summer fishing meetings here in RI and outfished many of us ‘old men’. A great kid with such a passion. Brings back memories of myself and a few of my friends.
Peter Nilsen, President , Rhody Fly Rodders
That’s awesome peter. enjoyed the fifty flies book
I’d use the Recon in Florida’s Mosquito bay to catch my first redfish
Big Flatbrook River, NJ
I would love to have a new recon rod
East tn mountains.
I would love to win this rod.
Recon..? what a nice name. Certainly its a ‘Recon’nized rod to the world of fly fishing rod. Love to have one.
Salmon fishing in the Milwaukee River. O.k. …..and an occasional tree 🙂
Fly fishing in Northern Michigan!
I would be the envy of all my fishing friends!
Rod would be used in small western PA streams in search of native brook trout.
My sweet fiancee had to sell his flyfishing rods years ago. It was his passion and I would love if he could flyfish again.
The South Holston
Laguna Madre, TX for monster Reds!
Just starting out and would love to take it out on the Boise River in Idaho!
Would love to use it on the Ausable river, MI
Looking nice 🙂
need this rod… Heard it’s just outstanding
I’d be using this on the Bow River! Great looking stuff!
i have an outstanding place on the rapidan river near historic fredricksburg va.Would be a great rod to to catch some nice size smallies!
I’d love one of these rods !
Can’t wait to use new recon to land a tarpon
I would love to use a 4wt on the beautiful creeks and rivers here in Ga.
Have been waiting for some one to do this break-thru, for a long time! Epic.
Wolf Creek, Big & Little Stoney ….
End of March on the Salmon river in Altmar NY
The Boise Brule in WI!!
Toccoa, Jacks and Conasauga Rivers, along with Fightingtown creek in Fannin county GA.
The Albies need to be humbled, the Bones need to be subdued, and the Stripers need a good lesson to tell the others after being released they’ve met their match!!
I can’t wait to try a 3 weight in the Smokies backcountry,!
Very very nice
Send me one 9′ #6 for fishing sea trout i Denmark 🙂
Love to have new 6wt. for S.R C. saltwater beach fishing , on Puget sound
Love the name and have plenty of Recon missions that this weapon would rally on!!
I would fish the mighty Muskegon river near croton dam.
Big Smallies on the white river and local creeks
Give it to my husband!
Never had an Orvis rod but always wanted one
would love to have a New Recon!
I would fish one of the Victorian High Country streams here in Australia, the Murrindindi River for wild brown trout.
I would use it on local steal head streams in erie
Eglinton River, NZ
That recon would seriously go on some brown trout adventures to irondequoit creek. I’d give it the bends!
Just started fly fishing, I know I will be hooked
I have several small streams in Colorado to hike into that this rod would be PERFECT for. Love it!!
Hopefully it won’t break very easily, I have been waiting for many months to get my rod back from Orvis.
Perfect for nymph fishing in the great smokey mountains of North Carolina
son has been teaching me to fly fish. We would break it in on rivers in North Carolina. I would love to learn on a great rod and reel.
I would love a 9 weight for salmon fishing 😀
awesome rod. I would use it right here in big pine key at my favorite tarpon spot. Or maybe permit. Or maybe both haha
Looks like a great rod! I would love to get this and try my hand at surf fishing.
I would rip lips on Cross Fork Crick in Potter County Pa!
Would LOVE one of these! I’d start on the Caney Fork River in Smith CO., TN and then head up to the Obey River in Pickett Co., TN and then…
If I won the new Recon I would use it in a small creek down the street from my house. I’ve been fly fishing for less than a year and I’m looking to upgrade from my beginning rod.
I have been dreaming of casting one of these of the beach I chaCharleston, sc
I would catch my first ever Steelhead on the stamp river!
I’m taking a trip to Scotland in March to try and catch my first “springer”! I’m in the process of finding a new rod to bring along now and this chance to win would be the perfect opportunity to start my vacation and future fishing adventures!
I’d use this rod in one of my secret spots 😉 to slay some trout!
Upper Deleware for trout
Looks like an awesome rod !!! I would use it in a spot called the secret hole;) haha
I have Orvis rods from 30 years ago and many in between. Now, it would be nice to win one without buying another. Especially being retired to help defray costs.
Lake Champlain. Smallmouth bass
I’m in the market for a new rod and would love the Recon.