ak_powder_monkey wrote:The only thing orvis does well is make reels. I really like them. Their rods are god awful their waders are sieves and their dog beds are obviously chew toys (ok don't know about their dog beds). But I like their reels, so I look forward to see Ross actually manufacture something quality again. As far as lines go, well, another good pickup for orvis.
As the two previous posters said, i'm not convinced that you have ever casted many Orvis rods. The helios, zero gravity, etc are pretty nice rods. I have a hydros and like it quite a bit. Most people (outside barstock battenkills, cfo's and other classics) don't like orvis reels. The Mach reels are some of the biggest peices of shit ever manufactured. I like my standards, but everytime they have tried to create a new design they have flopped, imo.
People dog on their marketing, snobbyness, shit lines (I personally don't mind them), overpriced gear and general gheyness... but I think most rational people can agree that they make some nice rods.
I hate to admit this too... they're dog beds really are the shit.
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