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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

    [QUOTE=eastfly66;1484999]
    Quote Originally Posted by rockriver View Post

    Well, you might be in luck and I could have one left.
    Is it a Abel made reel? Send me a PM with picture please.

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post

    Is it a Abel made reel? Send me a PM with picture please.
    There is a picture at the beginning of this post and I am not sure after reading Richard's post on the history of the CFO if it is Hardy or BFR. If you think you can tell by the engraving I can try to post a closeup but I cant see the rounded edges that Richard talked about .....The original seller , who I personally know, says they are Hardy and I'm 100% he knows his stuff.

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

    Quote Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post

    There is a picture at the beginning of this post and I am not sure after reading Richard's post on the history of the CFO if it is Hardy or BFR. If you think you can tell by the engraving I can try to post a closeup but I cant see the rounded edges that Richard talked about .....The original seller , who I personally know, says they are Hardy and I'm 100% he knows his stuff.
    My understanding is that the CFO's with the rivets in the back are Hardy and those without are BFR reels, if I read S&S's post correctly.
    Last edited by jayr; 01-15-2020 at 04:34 PM.
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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

    Quote Originally Posted by rockriver View Post

    Is it a Abel made reel? Send me a PM with picture please.
    Those are not Abel's as they say Made in England on the reverse.
    Last edited by jayr; 01-15-2020 at 04:34 PM.
    Mainline the blueline

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post

    My understanding is that the CFO's with the rivets in the back are Hardy and those without are BFR reels, if I read S&S's post correctly.
    Yes, Richard said the change to no rivets took place when production went to BFR but he also noted after than production was returned to Hardy before going to Abel. Rockriver was the one who asked if they are Abel, I don't know how the qoutes got screwed up ^^^above

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

    Quote Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post

    Yes, Richard said the change to no rivets took place when production went to BFR but he also noted after than production was returned to Hardy before going to Abel. Rockriver was the one who asked if they are Abel, I don't know how the qoutes got screwed up ^^^above
    Somehow it got messed up on my end. I went back and edited it to make it less confusing.
    Mainline the blueline

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post

    Is it a Abel made reel? Send me a PM with picture please.
    Disregard about the Abel made part. Still interested in reel pending picture(s).

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    Default Re: Ovis C.F.O III made in England

    Quote Originally Posted by jayr View Post
    My understanding is that the CFO's with the rivets in the back are Hardy and those without are BFR reels, if I read S&S's post correctly.
    That's my understanding too. The riveted models were made by Hardy of cast alloy. When Orvis switched the design over to barstock aluminum, the rivets were eliminated and BFR took over manufacturing.

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