Orvis type rod

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raven4ns
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Orvis type rod

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Hello,
I have always liked the look of the Orvis fly rods especially the dark amber that many of them have. When doing some research I found out that the rod action varies even on rods from a similar group. Because I prefer a faster rod, I thought about getting a rod made that looked like the Orvis I described but made with a faster action.
I realize it wouldn't be an actual Orvis rod but it would suit my needs. Is it possible to have this done? Another reason I thought about doing it this way was to keep my costs down. Our CDN$ has been in the toilet and buying anything in the US costs an additional 25%+.
Any information you could give me about this would be most appreciated. Thank you.
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James Reid makes faster rods in darker tones and is in Vancouver BC. I've cast a few of his rods and they were well made and fine casters in addition to having the appearance you're looking for.

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Orvis did make some faster rods. What length & weight are you looking for. Orvis rods are virtually indestructable, which is a nice added benefit of the Bakelite impregnation process.Granger, Heddons, and other classics used imonia or heat or both to get a darker finish and other benefits.

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NewUtahCaneAngler wrote:Orvis did make some faster rods. What length & weight are you looking for. Orvis rods are virtually indestructable, which is a nice added benefit of the Bakelite impregnation process.Granger, Heddons, and other classics used imonia or heat or both to get a darker finish and other benefits.
Do you know what Orvis models, a friend of mine is looking for an Orvis imprenated rod, with a faster action.
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Morten wrote:
NewUtahCaneAngler wrote:Orvis did make some faster rods. What length & weight are you looking for. Orvis rods are virtually indestructable, which is a nice added benefit of the Bakelite impregnation process.Granger, Heddons, and other classics used imonia or heat or both to get a darker finish and other benefits.
Do you know what Orvis models, a friend of mine is looking for an Orvis imprenated rod, with a faster action.
What length and line weight is your friend looking for? I have their fast action 7' 2/2 3 3/8 oz rod (which casts best with a WF4 for me) that I will likely be selling as it overlaps with other rods in my quiver.

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