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Orvis rods
Oct 9th, 2011, 2:49pm
 
I just picked up two Orvis rods at a garage sale. One 9ft Rocky Mountain Series 6wt with a loaded Madison reel and and a second HLS 8 1/2ft 4wt with a 3/4 Battenkill. Both in tubes. I've never owned an Orvis rod/reel and don't really know much about them. Would appreciate any pro's/cons from those with experience with these rods/reels.
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Re: Orvis rods
Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2011, 6:14am
 
Good rods in their day...fish 'em    LEW
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Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2011, 1:00pm
 
The Rocky Mountain rod was a nice rod, I believe the same blank as the higher priced Superfine, but made with cheaper components. The Madison reel was a good but inexpensive old reel that, I believe, was made for Orvis by Pfluelger.
 
The HLS stands for High Line Speed. It is a design that was state of the art for Orvis about 22 years ago. The Battenkill reels have a good reputation.
 
You got some nice older fly fishing gear, enjoy using it.  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2011, 9:17pm
 
Thanks. Appreciated.
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