Orvis excited about stimulus package!

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  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I should have said now I can make fun of orvis customers. Seriously the old zero G is the worst $700 rod I've ever cast in my life, my $80 cabelas stowaway casted better (RIP stowaway). If you got a grand to spend on a rod you should a) get a nice bamboo or b) get a scott or c) buy a $100 rod and use the other $900 to go fishing somewhere sweet.

    People who buy orvis rods either haven't casted anything else, like to burn money, or are buying a stupid label.

    I will say that their reels are decent and their lines are ok, but boy I don't get people who like their rods.
     
  2. Porter

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    I don't own any orvis rods. I have fished with several kinds and different weights. I liked some and others I didn't care for. I can also say the same thing about sage, winston, etc.
    I have not tried any of the new helios but some reliable people who do not judge people by their gear they use seem to think they are on the same level or better with the other top dogs. There are some great fly fishers, guides, and authors on the subject and you apparently don't get them because they use a orvis rod? Stupid and ignorant are your true colors, but I forgive you, for sometimes you think you bought and have a fine five weight when you actually have a four weight. So maybe you should also make sure which brand of rod you are using to before offering your valued and experienced opinion...just sayin.
     
  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    There might be another possibility you haven't considered: they can cast better than you do.

    K
     
  4. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    I've yet to cast a Orvis rod, or use a line, or even test a reel, try a fly, or buy some waders, try on a sweater, or a watch, wear an Orvis snuggy, or cuddle an Orvis teddy bear, eat a bag of Orvis popcorn, buy an orvis hide-a-bed, use and Orivs wine rack, use an Orvis doggy carrier, or an orvis floor mat, or use the NEW Orivs honey drizzler....because i too am tired of my homey getting all over the place.
     
  5. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    For the past few weeks my family and I have been enjoying our spare time with our NEW honey drizzler.
    It has really brought us together as a family. Our lives have been enriched by this marvelous NEW invention. I can barely remember life without it.

    I now look forward to those times when I hear their gleeful cry, "Hey Dad, lets drizzle".


    TC
     
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    Your homey will be OK. I promise.
     
  7. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree, when you buy a rod and it takes someone on the internet who sees a picture of you fishing, to tell you that your new 5wt your bragging about, is in fact a 4wt, you lose your credibility for judging fly rods.

    I thought you guys were joking, wow!
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  8. Fishful Thinking

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    What weight is that honey drizzler?
     
  9. KerryS

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    Ask the powder monkey. He should know.
     
  10. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    that is too funny. I'm leaving it misspelled.

    The homey...or honey drizzler doesn't look like it stands up, so how do you store it? on it's side? And what is wrong with the clear plastic teddy bear honey container, honey comes in?

    Hey, there is always this option. They've taken the honey drizzler to the bathroom.
     

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    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    :rofl: yo homie. :rofl: Cool, I thought he typed horney drizzler. Itallic fonts suck.
     
  12. Randall Dee

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    I think Orvis makes a special Cordura covered honey drizzler caddy for it.
     
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    I just got these in the mail and was hoping to do some "test casting" tomorrow night. We'll see how it goes...
     

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    Too expensive for me ;)
     
  15. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Hey Bob, try jamming this on your cobb, seriously.

    Or maybe you into the 3,000 dollar motor, that doesn't run!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.orvis.com/store/productc...2&Group_ID=13201&cat_id=13202&subcat_id=13203

    Read what the only review says about this motor! :rofl:

    And then read Orvis's response?? It was a motor that was originally 35 dollars and it ran, now it's 3,000 and it doesn't. They have lost touch....OK, I'm done, this is too easy.
     

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    Things are only worth what people are willing to pay for them...And apparently people are willing to pay.

    Heck, I'd have whole stable of top of the line rods if money was no object.
     
  17. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Money is always an issue, but don't go confusing the subject with facts.

    Some folks prefer to shop only at stores that offer products they can afford. But since many people can't afford a $780 Sage, that crosses a lot of fly shops off their list. And most thrift stores don't have a flyfishing section. I feel their pain and completely understand their anger and need to lash out against a respected site sponsor and valuable resource for all of us in the Puget Sound area.

    K
     
  18. Les Johnson

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    Kent, you've put what should be the close on this thread.
    Cheers,
    Les
     
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    Y'all mean the stimulus package that was provided at midnight last night (1100 pages) not read by a single member of the house and passed today without a single republican vote? Oh, yeah, that one... I don't think it will help me buy an Orvis rod but it sounds like some obscure mice in the bay area may benefit.
    :beathead:
     
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    Do you have a cumulative amount of $$$ that Orvis has put into conservation? I would guess its more than all the other tackle (fly) combined.
     
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