An 8 Wt. affordable fly rod perfect as a first saltwater outfit or backup travel rod. Instead of "entry level," we think of our Encounter rod outfits as "affordable awesomeness." The 8'6" 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the answer to the question, "What's the first rod I should buy?". Ideal as an all around rod for trout and light bass fishing, the Encounter is the perfect first rod for any fly angler. The Encounter series rods are exempt from our standard 25-year guarantee, but do come with a limited warranty against defects in the original workmanship. If, by any means, the rod is deemed defective by our Rod Shop, Orvis will be happy to replace it.