Re: Quality products......
Orvis '99' 2/1, 7.5', 5 weight bamboo rod finished on May 12, 1960 (I haven't owned it the whole time...it's older than me). The thing casts wonderfully, and with that impregnated finish, is bulletproof. I have fished it extremely hard for years and can't tell a difference in the condition from the day I bought it. I'm sure it will outlast me.