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Title: Reel Deal
Post by: Fishtales on September 18, 2021, 05:30:48 PM
Just in case anyone is interested.

https://www.garryevans.co.uk/orvis-mirage-lt-fly-reels-32110-p.asp
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 18, 2021, 08:30:20 PM
A bonny reel, but I think I might give it a miss at that price.  :lol:
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Fishtales on September 18, 2021, 09:48:42 PM
A bonny reel, but I think I might give it a miss at that price.  :lol:

...but it's ORVIS
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 18, 2021, 10:09:35 PM
It's probably made in China for a tenner.  :lol:
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Bobfly on September 18, 2021, 11:40:53 PM
The Orvis annual accounts will show that advertising is 40% of annual expenditure.
That said, I have a rod and five reels from them !
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: IanR on September 19, 2021, 01:03:59 PM
It's probably made in China for a tenner.  :lol:

That much?  :shock: :D :D
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Laxdale on September 19, 2021, 01:13:00 PM
It looks like a cheap copy of a Maxcatch.
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 19, 2021, 02:39:15 PM
I will say that Orvis gear is good. I have a pair of Orvis wading boots that I have used for years AND survived a trip to NZ.

Until you have been to NZ you can't even begin to understand what the phrase "hard on boots" means  :lol:
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: arawa on September 19, 2021, 03:04:38 PM
I have (at least!) Orvis rods, reels, lines, waders and wading boots plus a fair few clothing items. Very happy with them all. The only Orvis item I dislike is their tippet material.
I recently damaged one of their clip-on watches that I was given as a present years ago. I asked about a repair but was sent a new one :D.
I tend to buy when I get a voucher or one of their special offers.
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: IanR on September 19, 2021, 04:13:16 PM
Orvis rod here. No complaints.... :)
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Hoolet on September 19, 2021, 06:02:00 PM
Id a pretty dear pair of Orvis waders, barely lasted a season & leaked like a sieve right from the off. Never again!

Hoolet
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 19, 2021, 07:17:02 PM
I no longer buy expensive waders George. The Magreel breathable waders I bought on Amazon have had a full, hard season on wader destroying  burns  and are still OK, no leaks. They were about 50
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: arawa on September 19, 2021, 07:22:54 PM
Id a pretty dear pair of Orvis waders, barely lasted a season & leaked like a sieve right from the off. Never again!

Hoolet

I have a pair of the Ultralights that have done me for the last 2 seasons - mainly for float tubing. No problems at all and most impressed with how comfortable they have been when walking in them in the heat.
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Hoolet on September 19, 2021, 07:54:36 PM
Id honestly have been better off wet wading, funnily enough one of the guys who fishes with me regularly gave me a pair of cheap Chinese waders that were a bit too big on him in the spring, fitted me like a glove & Ive been dry as a bone ever since.

Hoolet
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 19, 2021, 08:02:40 PM
Even if the cheepos only last one season it's the way to go George. 

I think "Lunan" must be Pictish for brambles   :lol:
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Hoolet on September 19, 2021, 08:51:45 PM
6 weeks left on the River Allan, well see if they make it to the end, Ive a pair of Zipped Hodgeman waders still in the box just in case

Hoolet
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Robbie on September 20, 2021, 11:35:01 AM
I have a few Orvis reels, one of their rods, a pack and have had a pair of their waders.

I understand their more expensive kit is US made. The reels I have are probably Chinese made but they are very good bits of kit which I would happily recommend. On the waders, they started leaking after about one season of light use, but Orvis replaced these with new ones at no cost.

Seems this level of customer service is becoming more common, but Orvis has always been great in my experience.
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: admin on September 20, 2021, 11:39:53 AM
Seems this level of customer service is becoming more common, but Orvis has always been great in my experience.

They are (or at least were) renowned for customer service. The Banchory shop once replaced a pair of wading boots for me after a year when they started to come apart. The shop assistant then was Ben - can't remember his second name -  but I was in the shop one day and happened to mention the boots. He gave me an new pair there and then. I still have those boots.
Title: Re: Reel Deal
Post by: Highlander on September 22, 2021, 05:17:34 PM
Mirage Reels are made in USA