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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Orvis releasing new spey line 2019/20

I'm not a huge Orvis fan but the H1 spey line rocked

Spoke to the fishing department and they reported they will be releasing a new Spey line that will include micro spey rods in the 4w and 5w range as well as steel rods. All new high end line

Might be worth while to call Manchester and offer your thoughts as they are open to some direction on what the market likes

The Helios 1 line was great especially the 7w and for that time


Just thought I'd share. Companies investing in spey rod development is always a good sign
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I was wondering how these Orvis lines compare to Scientific Anglers since they acquired the company a few years ago. Same lines?
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Hi Dom,

In the above post when I'm referring to lines I mean the line of rods not fly lines. I would not buy any fly line from Orvis but I would buy a rod if it meets the criteria the H1 series spey rods did.

I find Orvis more and more gimmicky except for their rods (mostly)

If you need fly lines Beulah has the best in the industry imo
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Hi Dom,

In the above post when I'm referring to lines I mean the line of rods not fly lines. I would not buy any fly line from Orvis but I would buy a rod if it meets the criteria the H1 series spey rods did.

I find Orvis more and more gimmicky except for their rods (mostly)

If you need fly lines Beulah has the best in the industry imo
Some of the best casters I know are really loving some of the new SA lines. I haven't tried any yet, as I'm pretty happy with all my current setups. But I will before long..... just because.
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Some of the best casters I know are really loving some of the new SA lines. I haven't tried any yet, as I'm pretty happy with all my current setups. But I will before long..... just because.
Cool! Let us know what you think

SA has a great reputation
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Thanks for the clarification. I have some of the new SA Spey lite lines and Third Coast tips and have been enjoying casting and fishing them on my shorter DH rods. I was just wondering how much of SA?s fly line development goes over to Orvis since they own the company.
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Glad to hear Orvis is finally joining in the spey game.

I remember a few years ago I went to a local club that hosted a manufacturer's rep rod, reel, and line demo day and Orvis was there but could not compete in the trout spey area. It was a shame Orvis did not have a 3wt or 4wt trout spey....

In that demo day, I found my perfect trout spey rod after demoing lots of different rods.
It was the G Loomis PRO4X.
I love the rod - casts a mile and can handle light scandi, single hand lines, and the heaviest, chunkiest skagit heads with ease and accuracy!
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Helios 3D/3F single handers have landed. I was very disappointed with the Clearwater speys, liked the H1 speys, but found both a little too noodly for my liking.

I do like the H2 switches, but no spey series for years

I look forward to them putting their best foot forward into a complete spey and switch lineup.... It's about time.
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I've owned several of their Easy Cast midbelly multitip lines, similar to the Delta and Windcutter families. Good, though a bit underweight for their rated line sizes. Going farther back, Orvis made spey lines in three belly classes; the Type III was a fine long belly.
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SA makes a lot of companies lines including Wulff, Beulah, etc....

Rio does the same obviously, OPST comes to mind...

For the most part, Orvis has their own design team, they use all of SA's technology, but the tapers are typically their own...

SA is owned by Orvis, but they aren't under their direction when it comes to designing SA products...

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Helios 3D/3F single handers have landed. I was very disappointed with the Clearwater speys, liked the H1 speys, but found both a little too noodly for my liking.

I do like the H2 switches, but no spey series for years

I look forward to them putting their best foot forward into a complete spey and switch lineup.... It's about time.
Agreed, I found the H1 Spey rods were too whippy and light for skagit head casting.

Yes I am looking forward to their 3rd gen spey rod - a 4wt would be nice to add onto my quiver....
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The Orvis Trident two-handed series where/are a very nice series of rods.

There is a Shooting Star series also. Not as light as the earlier Trident and have a different action. I thought those where just OK.
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2 years for line development and release? That might work against them unless it's all being released with matched rods and a whole series of gear.
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2 years for line development and release? That might work against them unless it's all being released with matched rods and a whole series of gear.
It's a new line of rods

I'm sure will also be lines
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It's a new line of rods

I'm sure will also be lines
Haha. I should slow down and read thoroughly...

But you had me at spey line...
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