Orvis glass rod -- made in USA

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  1. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    This week I had a chance to use Orvis' new (soon to be released to retail) glass rod. I found it a little faster than the Redington Butter Stick, and a real fun rod for fishing dries on skinny water (used it on Utah's Uinta River, catching a slew of brookies, browns and rainbows). The 4 wt is 7'6" while the 3 wt is 7' and the 5 wt is 8' (I believe -- I only fished the 4 wt so can only verify that rod's length).​
    The rods will be made in Orvis' Vermont factory along with the graphite and bamboo rods, making it one of the few rod making facilities that produce rods from all three primary materials. I think it will roll out into retail later this summer next spring. Definitely something to check out if you are in the market for a dry fly-specific rod for your quiver.​
    I neglected to get a picture of the rod (!!) -- too busy fishing with it -- but its a classic Orvis mint green. Looks great, and fishes wonderfully. I enjoyed my days on the Uinta with it. Here are a couple fish I brought in the new glass...​
    Falcon\'s Ledge Lodge  001.jpg Falcon\'s Ledge Lodge  002.jpg
     
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    I think they hit the stores in 2014 - at least thats what i gathers from this TFM post

    Cracking fish pictures, BTW.
     
  3. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    Yup. You are correct. Spring 2014 is what I'm told now.
     
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    Dan - I know this topic comes up every quarter, but I have to ask what camera you used to take these pics. The clarity is stellar on both.

    Good news on the rod BTW.;)
     
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    No problem on the camera query: It's the Pentax Optio WG-2. There is a newer version available now, the WG-3. Love the clarity and color density this camera provides in all conditions.
     
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    Mine doesnt take pictures that look like that, must be operator error :(
     
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    I have the Pentax WG-1. But I have yet to take a picture under water. No guts I guess.
     
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    Dan, I placed this link to my Orvis Bellevue FB page.

    Leland.
     
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    You are going to like these rods, I cast them back in April and they are not your grandfather's fiberglass rods..which, I have and enjoy using but Orvis and the rod design team is on a roll!
     
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    Dear Dan, (Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum)
    These are incredible photographs. Please may I have permission to do a painting of the top one. I am an amateur artist and the picture is for my husband's birthday and not for resale. I thought it would be rude just to steal someone else's picture without asking.
    Regards Kate (Farmer, fisher, writer, artist.)
     
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    Just make a very small alteration and call it your own. Hey it worked for Vanilla Ice. :D
     
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    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    Have at it with my blessings. But if you would, please send me a picture of your finished artwork -- I'd love to see it.

    BTW: I am considering having the photo below painted in watercolors by a friend of mine -- guide Tim Johnson of Falcon's Ledge Lodge in Utah. http://www.timjohnsongallery.com/

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    I have an Orvis Superfine glass fly rod and love it. 7 foot 6inch 4 weight
     
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    Amazing pics of some beautiful creatures. Thanks