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Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 PM
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Default Orvis fly rod missing serial number

I just bought a nearly new, 1 year old, Orvis access fly rod from a buddy, but I cant find the serial number. Do they not have serial numbers anymore? I looked at the butt end cap and on the blank near the cork handle but still couldnt find anything. Shouldnt there be one?
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

Hi Rocky,

You should try Orvis 'Live Chat' on their web site and ask them. I don't have any of the new rods so I can't answer for you. Perhaps the # was on the warranty card? Did your bud send it in?

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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

Not all of Orvis' rods have serial numbers. I can tell you for a fact that neither of my Hydros rods have them. You can talk to an Orvis rep on the live chat, and they'll tell you about the access. But i'd bet that it just doesn't have one.
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

+1 for what Ted and Ard have said. My Helios doesn't have a serial number on it, but my old T3 looks like it does.
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

I'll check out the warranty card situation. If the rod breaks do I need to send that in with the rod?
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

I have 5 Orvis rods in front of me, none has a serial number. Two Superfines have manufacturing dates- birthdays- my new Superfine Touch has nothing, my old Silver Label has nothing, and my really old bamboo Madison has nothing. I think it's a non-issue, they know when they made them.
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

I agree with nickj. Anything after 2003 requires the $30. fix and obviously the Access and Hyrdos and Helios are after 2003.
I have to look at my Boos, but I think they have a date on them...Hmmmmmm.
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

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I'll check out the warranty card situation. If the rod breaks do I need to send that in with the rod?
I sent my ZG HELIOS in a month ago....do not need to send in warranty card. I did register the rod when I got it and have the plastic card that came with it, but I did not send it in to get repaired.

I did send the ENTIRE rod in with the rod tube.

Oh and none of my Orvis rods (3 helios and 1 superfine) have serial numbers.

The repair was FREE, but I had to send them $30 for what I believe was for shipping.
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Default Re: Orvis fly rod missing serial number

Revised search results...my Madison's aluminum tube has a serial number, not to be found anywhere on the rod though.
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No number on any current Orvis rod...Graphite anyways.
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