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Old 04-03-2009, 01:54 PM
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Default Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

I saw this rod on ebay, and was wondering if it looks kosher: CLICK HERE The seller just sent
an email saying that it was made in 1979, and weighs 4oz.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

It sounds like a Ron White build. The Madison is a single tip rod if I am not mistaken, but I had a boo builder once tell me, one tip is all you need, the second tip in a lot of cases is a security blanket.

Here is another in an 8 weight:

Orvis Madison 8? Bamboo Fly Rod & Tube NOS - eBay (item 230334995355 end time Apr-12-09 13:39:37 PDT)

Why are you thinking a 7 weight? Just curios, in these parts it is 4 and 5 weights.
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

It looks kosher, although his buy it now price is about $250 too high. The serial number definitely places it in 1979 and the Madison is a one tip rod. Even though it's listed as a 7 weight, it's more likely a 6. I have a 7.5 foot Orvis 99 (also a one tip rod) that is rated as a 6 but is really a sweet 5.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:45 PM
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dshort, just wondering why you think it is too high. It is obviously NEW/MINT condition.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:01 PM
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Joni,

I got my 99 a few years ago for about $350.00. It was not in mint condition, but was in really nice shape, and it's a 7.5 foot 3 3/8 ounce rod, which is a little more desirable length and weight. Based on that and the fact that the market is soft right now for used rods, I don't think a one tip Orvis should go for more than $400 - $450. I bet if you watch this one through the bidding, it ends up around that price if nobody chooses to buy it now. Although I could be surprised...I watched an 8' Granger go for over $1000 a few months back and I expected that one to be around $800.

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Old 04-03-2009, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

I guess you are right. It was the fact it is NEW that is nice. I agree a 7 wt. wouldn't be my choice but I don't fish steelhead (YET) or ocean. I am a trout girl and 6 weight is big gun to me.

However, this rod has the NAME and a reputable builder.

My two piece, two tip, 7' 4wt. Penns Creek cost $1,700. new,
My Battenkill three piece two tip 7' 4wt. $1,800. new. I am the original own for both and they are registered in my name. (I did get both for half price however, because I worked for them) So the price on the one Frank posted didn't seem outrageous to me.


But you are right about sweet deals on e-bay!!!!!
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It might go for $650...who knows. The condition is definitely nice and it would make a nice smallmouth rod around here in VA.
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

Thanks for the responses. I was hoping that eventhough the tube says 7wt,
it would work with a lighter line (wishful thinking of a cheapo ). Someone
had an Orvis refurbished bamboo rod on FAOL a couple weeks ago, but it
was listed on a Friday night. By the time I saw it, it had sold for $335!!!!
The guy lived about 30 miles from my house, and I'm still bummed......
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

Frank, you want a good bamboo on a budget...check out ZHU. Old Man pointed them out and they are really VERY NICE!!! and Zhu is a prince to deal with.
I got the 7'6" 2 piece two tip 5 weight for like $180. to hold me over till my Payne is built and I am blown away with how nice this rod is. Good looking reel seat also.
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Default Re: Orvis Bamboo Rod Question

This Orvis might be a better bet for trout: CLICK HERE Looks clean enough!
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