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rockthief 05-01-2013 09:22 AM

Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
StreetInsider.com - Orvis to Acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Businesses from 3M


wonder just what the means for the industry

kwb 05-01-2013 09:27 AM

Re: Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
It will likely mean US made high end Orvis reels at the least!

rockthief 05-01-2013 09:42 AM

Re: Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwb (Post 551791)
It will likely mean US made high end Orvis reels at the least!

Yes!

They have a new clicker reel due shortly. The new SA reel (System) isn't much though so I won't last long. THe new Orvis reel will.

sweetandsalt 05-01-2013 10:30 AM

Re: Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
I think the fly line aspect is much bigger than the Ross Reel part. I have long considered the huge 3M technological aspect of SA to be its dominent driving force; can a retail orinted company maintain that advantage?

kwb 05-01-2013 10:33 AM

Re: Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetandsalt (Post 551806)
I think the fly line aspect is much bigger than the Ross Reel part. I have long considered the huge 3M technological aspect of SA to be its dominent driving force; can a retail orinted company maintain that advantage?

Considering the technological advancements Orvis has made in fly rod material, I think SA will continue to have the kind of push and capabilities to make cutting edge fly lines as it always has. My guess is, many of teh fly line technology was developed by the SA staff and not so much 3M anyway so there may be very little difference...

Guess only time will tell though...

mcnerney 05-01-2013 10:47 AM

Re: Orvis buying Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers from 3M
 
At the very least it will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.


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