Re: Orvis Rant
Orvis used to get their reels made by a company called British Reel Company. (or something very close to that) Its my understanding that ..................................
Hold the phone! I was wrong, from the orvis site: 1993
Orvis purchases British Fly Reel.
But now also found this "Orvis owned a company called British Fly Reels - they make the System 2 and some of Orvis' reels. A few Orvis reels were made by Hardy but recently? - not sure. A year or so ago Orvis sold BFR to a Chinese comany - I believe we're still waiting for product from the new makers." on sexyloops.co.uk, dated May 2006.
So I never knew that Orvis actually owned BFR, but i guess I had heard correctly that the BFR operation had moved to China.