Caleb Leckerwrote a review of Orvis Recon Fly Rod - 4 Piece on April 28, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I recently got this Orvis Recon rod in a 3wt for some smaller mountain steam fishing I have planned for this summer. I've been out with it a handful of times now and it's quickly becoming my new favorite rod! It not only casts with precision accuracy, but also always give you such a gentle lay on your dry flies. I love the dark green color of this rod, it is super lightweight, feels great in the hand, and most importantly loads so perfectly. Also, it has a lot of power for a moderate-fast 3wt rod, so you'll still be able to take advantage of those long casts you want to throw. I have it paired with the Hydros SL reel by Orvis as well, and it's a combo that cannot be beaten. Overall, such an awesome rod by Orvis, and can't wait to really put it through the wringer this summer!