Orvis designed the Recon for accurate casting, better control, and a soft presentation. One GearJunkie staffer used the three-weight rod, measuring 8 feet 4 inches, for dry fly fishing last season on small creeks and streams around the country. He said, “I noticed a difference in feel on my first cast and it only got better from there. I love fishing with it.”
If the angler on your list (or you) is looking to upgrade to a more premium-feeling rod for dry fly fishing, be sure to check out the Recon. For an excellent reel pairing, consider the Recon outfit, which includes the Hydros I reel, or check out the Mirage LT I or II.