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What would be really nice is if Orvis made a CFO V or VI that is 4" to 4"1/4 in diameter, and a 1"1/2 or 1"3/4 wide spool for spey rods. Make it a click check and people would go bonkers in the two handed world. Us spey guys like a wide standard arbor clicker for our 13" rods, sometimes you need 10-12 oz. to balance that monster.
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Fly Guy,

That's the one! Except it looked way better in person. There were a few differences between what I saw and the photos, but it's pretty close. That's a much better price than the UK model they've been selling.

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That's a much better price than the UK model they've been selling
I thought an Abel made Orvis would be at least as much as the UK model, that's not to bad. Thanks for posting fly_guy.
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Just don't believe for a minuet that a 3+ oz. CFO III is good for 5 through 7-weight lines. No it is not, 4-weight if it is a short, light rod but I use a CFO IV for #4 and 5 rods for some capacity as well as balance.
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What would be really nice is if Orvis made a CFO V or VI that is 4" to 4"1/4 in diameter, and a 1"1/2 or 1"3/4 wide spool for spey rods. Make it a click check and people would go bonkers in the two handed world. Us spey guys like a wide standard arbor clicker for our 13" rods, sometimes you need 10-12 oz. to balance that monster.
I second this motion!

You can find CFO VI on the auction market however if the reel would be mint, the price will go out of line. I don't mind some signs of use on a reel but even those with wear sometimes go to 400 or over depending on how desperately someone wants the reel.

A new CFO V or VI would be way cool!
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Just don't believe for a minuet that a 3+ oz. CFO III is good for 5 through 7-weight lines. No it is not, 4-weight if it is a short, light rod but I use a CFO IV for #4 and 5 rods for some capacity as well as balance.
Agreed.

I use my Hardy made CFO III for my 3 weight Sage LL 389. It's too light for even my 486-4 ZXL
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I guess this is not a big issue, but I did notice Phillips head screws,,,,would'a just preferred slotted screws myself for aesthetics . But American made is good. Will be watching these.

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Here's a video I found about the new Abel-made Orvis CFO:

Video: Orvisís New Made in the USA CFO Reel | MidCurrent


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Tons of hype around this reel since it's made in the USA and even more so by Abel. My question is why pay a premium for this reel when you can just buy one of Abel's click & pawl reels cheaper?
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Tons of hype around this reel since it's made in the USA and even more so by Abel. My question is why pay a premium for this reel when you can just buy one of Abel's click & pawl reels cheaper?
That's a good point. However, it should be noted that the price of the Abel CFO is half of what Orvis is charging for the current British-made version.

Also, the Abel Classic costs quite a bit more than the new CFO or the Trout or Creek reels offered by Abel, assuming that they all should be priced similarly, since they are all click & pawl reels.

I don't think the price point on the CFO is unreasonable.
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