Enter to Win a New Recon Fly Rod!

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.

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118 thoughts on “Enter to Win a New Recon Fly Rod!”

  1. I would lover to get a new rod. First place it would go it to the fast waters fir some Taiwanese mahseer. Woot recon!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. Recon..? what a nice name. Certainly its a ‘Recon’nized rod to the world of fly fishing rod. Love to have one.

  13. My sweet fiancee had to sell his flyfishing rods years ago. It was his passion and I would love if he could flyfish again.

  14. 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!

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  16. 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!!

  17. I would fish one of the Victorian High Country streams here in Australia, the Murrindindi River for wild brown trout.

  18. That recon would seriously go on some brown trout adventures to irondequoit creek. I’d give it the bends!

  19. 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.

  20. awesome rod. I would use it right here in big pine key at my favorite tarpon spot. Or maybe permit. Or maybe both haha

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

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