Orvis to buy Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers...

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  1. Joe Goodfellow

    Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    Shouldn't bend when dropped less then a foot off the ground.
     
  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    You'll have to pry my Gunnison from my cold, dead hands... because I can't buy a replacement so the ones I have will need to last the rest of my life. A pox on you Ross Reels! ...and the horse you road in on.
     
  3. Bill Aubrey

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    Love Ross' warranty; hopefully, Orvis will continue their protection.
     
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  4. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    All the orvis lines I have come across since back in da day, I haven't liked. I have not however bought any of there resent lines. I like the sa and rio because it fits my fishing needs. I will however give one a shot, I guess I'll research some. I like the clear head, sink tip steel head lines that fits my particular needs. And the color does count.
     
  5. Steve Saville

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    Gene, I knew there was something about
    you besides your cartoons and flytying. I have nine Gunnison reels, all pre- 94 and pre-98. They were the best small arbor reels made. Too bad they quit making them.
     
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  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    If any reel hit at the right angle, it can bend. It's how aluminum works. I've had one of my company's reels drop from 5' and not show any sign of bending. The same reel has been bent from falling a whole 10" off the ground. It's all in how it lands, and what it lands on. Again, doesn't matter if it's $100, or $1000. Aluminum has the same structural integrity (anodization and machining being the major variables).
     
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  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Still sounds more like User Error or an Act of God than a defective reel or shoddy manufacturing. Of course, it's always easier to blame someone else . . .

    K
     
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  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    The good news is that your Gunnisons will probably will outlive you, and by a long shot.

    K
     
  9. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    A lime green line casts further than a red line.:eek:
     
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  10. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I catch way more fish on my Willow Green SA Selective Trout than on my Optic Yellow Ultra IV!

    K
     
  11. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    True dat.:cool:
     
  12. Bill Aubrey

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    Will Orvis celebrate this acquisition with a big sale? :) Or, maybe some discount coupons?
     
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  13. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Great point, Bill. Isn't this like a proud father celebrating the new arrival. This merits serious celebration on Orvis' part. Come on, Leland. Step Up!!:)

    Steve
     
  14. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    You can count on clearance sales of discontinued items after product lines are consolidated.

    One thing I'd like to see is a CFO click-pawl reel that's made in USA.
     
  15. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Its kinda like the old buttered toast & carpet law of varibles , the more expensive the carpet is the more likely the toast will land butterside down. same with fly reels the more expensive the more likely it is to bend, its Karma & mojo at work.
     
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