For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, January 14, 2011
A "Friend" Returns Home
Last evening while sitting at the tying desk the doorbell rang. Getting up to answer the door, Jeanette yelled upstairs, I'll get it. After a few minutes she said you have a package, I think its your rod back from Orvis.
I took the long package and opened it. I soon saw the familiar black aluminum rod tube, took the top off and removed the sock from the tube, gently removing the rod. I was truly amazed at the way Orvis had restored my friend, to the way I had purchased it so many years ago. The tip was repaired, they replaced the cork handle, and the reel seat. All this in about a months time, and they paid the shipping both ways. They have my endorsement as a fine company who will back what they sell.
It feels good to have my friend back home, ready for another outing.
A restored Orvis Superfine Small Stream Special
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WOW! they replaced the grip for you? I hope you get many more years of action out of it.ReplyDelete
Funny how we get so attached to a rod! Looks like they did a bang up job for you, but you've got to dirty up that grip a little!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I was really surprised about the grip, never expected it.
I guess we flyfishers are like that. A certain fly rod, fly box, vest, have special meaning's.
That old friend of a fly rod of yours looks like a real sweet heart, it looks brand new. Way to go!! I'm just curious, what weight & length is that beauty?
I too have had positive experiances with Orvis....DRYFLYGUY
I wanted to pass this link onto your blog following http://wildtroutstreams.com/
Its helped me find the brook/creek that I never knew that was there. Anyway, I myself find it usefull & I hope others do the same?
Its a 7ft, 5wt.
I fish small streams 90% of the time and this rod has been on most of those outings. It rollcasts like a dream.
I love that rod... I had one, and somehow managed to lose it on a backcountry hike on the fringes of Yellowstone. I hope whoever found it loves it like I did. Glad you two were reunited.ReplyDelete
To bad about your loss, it was a good brook trout rod.
That is a great link. And I see they have updated it too. Thanks
They did a great job with that rod. What's not to like about service like that?ReplyDelete
I think the Superfine series is the best they ever made. I have a 7'9" 5wt.ReplyDelete
troutrageous1, They are a good company, and stand behind there products.ReplyDelete
CD, I have the same rod you speak of 7'9", I believe its called there Far and Fine.
I used this rod on steelhead a few years ago on the Salmon River NY