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Old 01-24-2013, 08:45 PM
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The rod came in today 30 minutes before dark, ran outside and got a few casts in... It is wonderful, feels better than I even imagined. Gotta hand it to the gang at Orvis as they went above and beyond on this project. First the case, the blank was sent in an older model case with with a non accurate name on the brass plate. Orvis removed the plate and put a new blank in its place.

Without anything said to Orvis they engraved the rod name and size on the butt, without actually knowing the year made they did leave the date off.

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Here is the original style handle with down tightening reel seat.
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They must have enjoyed putting this rod together because they also surprised me with the original sock.
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I can't say thanks enough to Orvis, Irene and all the Orvis staff that put in the time to make this happen. A very cool company.

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It has been a very fun read watching this progress david. I can only imagine your excitement through the entire process. Very cool man, very very cool
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Glad to see your new baby arrived Dave. Will it be between you and your wife tonight when your off to bed? or will the wife be relegated to the spare bedroom?
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Glad to see your new baby arrived Dave. Will it be between you and your wife tonight when your off to bed? or will the wife be relegated to the spare bedroom?
She can stay in the bedroom and I get to install a humidity and temperature control system in the closet.

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You can keep fine cigars in there also.
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that is amazing!
sometimes the stars align and well, that happens
awesome rod and awesome job by orvis!!
congrats on that new addition

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That is incredible! congratulations
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That is a prize for sure !
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Good for you! Rod looks great enjoy your good fortune! Orvis does the right thing!
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