You don't have to blow your fly fishing budget for the year when you order the Orvis Access 4-Piece Fly Rod. Designed to give you the smooth, balanced casting performance you want at an affordable value, the Access features a carbon-based composite blank that has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio. In addition, this exceptional rod utilizes the same tapers and actions that have been perfected on the Helios rod series. Lighter than many premium rods, the Access rod consists of all-chrome guides and a super-grade cork handle. The freshwater rods have a reverse half wells handle while the saltwater rods feature a full wells handle with extended fighting butt and a saltwater reel seat for added durability and longevity. A Safe Passage rust-colored rod tube with internal dividers carefully houses the Access during transport and storage. Orvis knows anglers have different flex preferences, so they developed the Access with a mid flex or flex tip depending on your action preference. Mid-flex rods provide superb performance over a wide range of conditions, suit a wide range of casting styles, supply a sweet combination of butt strength for fighting fish, have a medium flex for casting ease, ensure tippet protection, and are ideal for the angler who needs one fly rod for a variety of conditions. Tip-flex rods consist of a light tip for a light-in-the-hand feel, help the caster maximize line speed, suit casters with quicker, shorter fly casting strokes, and feature a strong butt section (in upper line weights) for fish-fighting.