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Old 03-28-2013, 12:20 PM
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Default Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

Just got what I would call a 9 out of a 10; a sweet rod. I dont have much need for a 5wt so I'm thinking about selling it. It's all original including a pristine case and sheath. Dated 1184 and I'll post pictures as soon as I can figure out how to.

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Sweet looking rod, looks almost brand new!
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Default Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

That is a gorgeous rod. Can't buy it, but I do admire it.
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Default Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

I cant find many marks on the rod so I'd guess it might have never been used. Not bad for a rod 29 years old. As I said I only do a little local trout fishing and I already have an Orvis ZG so dont really need this rod. Not sure what a reasonable price would be. If I do sell it I'm going to upgrade my waders.........burrrr!
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Default Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

That's a good looking rod. Interesting, though. I had one that I just sold. It had a wood reel seat rather than the cork. It was a later model (1997, I think). I wonder when they made the change over. And, mine was uplocking while this one is downlocking.

I just bought a 8'9" Western series from about that era and it has the cork reel seat, also. Interesting. It's also an uplocking.

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Default Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

Orvis often made more than one version...cork spacer, bright down locking or wood spacer, black up locking, Presentation model. Same rod. The model and month/year are always on the butt cap.
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Default Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

I have an Orvis Tight Loop, 8'3" 4 wt. It is a 1984 model and also has a cork seat. Love the rod and this one intrigues me too. I love the older rods and these are US made too.

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