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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Orvis Rod question
I used to take a retired gentleman fly fishing every chance I got. I met him through our church as both he and I were Assistant Scoutmasters. He and his wife lived at a retirement village and I'd pick him up at his house.
He had a variety of high end fly rods and he seemed to enjoy fishing with all of them. He would tell me what he liked about the particular rod and where he acquired them.
On one occasion, I saw him using a two-piece Orvis rod. That particular day, I couldn't snag a trout as it seemed that all the fish in the Falling Spring wanted to be caught with his rod and reel. I don't remember asking Bob what combination rod and reel he was using.
About four months after Bob passed away, his widow appeared at my front door and told me it was Bob's wishes that I received a particular rod and reel. It was the Orvis rod. After thanking her I eagerly opened the rod tube and assembled the rod. I took the small reel out of the leather case and attached it to the rod. The balance was unlike my custom, six foot, St. Croix rod and reel. This Orvis graphite rod is a 6 1/2 feet long, 1 ounce, 2 weight rod. It was accompanied by a CFO II reel that was made in England. I have no idea how old this combo is but would like to know. Can anyone give me an idea when it might have been manufactured?
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