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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #10 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!

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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #12 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!

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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.

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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #14 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:
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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #15 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

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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #16 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.

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« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2021, 05:17:34 PM »
Mirage Reels are made in USA
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Re: Reel Deal
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2021, 05:17:34 PM »