Orvis

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Orvis

Orvis had their early rods produced by Phillipson and later rolled their own glass blanks. Phillipson made rods are fairly easy to identify as they look like Phillipsons.


The following chart lists the complete set of Orvis glass fly rod models extracted from the catalogs for years 1966 through 1987, which cover the entire range of Orvis glass rod offerings.

SeriesLengthActionPiecesLine WeightReel SeatFerruleWeight (ounces)Catalog Years
(Unnamed)7'0"Full-curve2HDH (6)AnodizedSuper Z3 1/21966
(Unnamed)7'6"Full-curve2HDH (6)AnodizedSuper Z3 7/81966
(Unnamed)8'0"Full-curve2GBF (8)AnodizedSuper Z4 1/41966
(Unnamed)8'6"Full-curve2GAF (9)AnodizedSuper Z4 3/41966
Powerflex6'6"Fast2HDG (6)AluminumNickel Silver2 7/81967
Powerflex7'0"Fast2HDG (6)AluminumNickel Silver3 1/81967
Powerflex7'6"Fast2HCH (7)AluminumNickel Silver3 1/21967
Powerflex7'6"Orvis2HCF (7)AluminumNickel Silver3 1/41968 - 1971
Powerflex8'0"Orvis2HCH (7)AluminumNickel Silver41967
Powerflex8'0"Orvis2GBF (8)AluminumNickel Silver3 3/41968 - 1971
Powerflex8'6"Orvis2GBF (8)AluminumNickel Silver4 1/41967
Powerflex8'6"Orvis2GBF (8)AluminumNickel Silver41968 - 1969
Powerflex9'0"Fast2GAF (9)AluminumNickel Silver5 1/41967
Fullflex6'6"Orvis Fast2HDG (6)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver2 3/41968
Fullflex6'6"Fast2HDG (6)Aluminum-Walnut Glass2 3/41969 - 1972
Fullflex7'0"Orvis Fast2HDG (6)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver3 1/81968
Fullflex7'0"Fast2HDG (6)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 1/81969 - 1974
Fullflex7'0" [3]4HCF (7)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 1/4 [2]1971 - 1974
Fullflex7'6"Orvis2HCF (7)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver3 1/41968
Fullflex7'6"Slow2HEH (5)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver3 1/21967
Fullflex7'6"Medium2HCF (7)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 1/41969 - 1971
Fullflex7'6"Medium2HCF (7)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 1/21972 - 1974
Fullflex Midge7'6"Orvis Slow2HEG (5)Aluminum-WalnutNickel Silver3 1/41968
Fullflex Midge7'6"Slow2HEG (5)Aluminum-WalnutGlass3 1/41969 - 1973
Fullflex8'0"Slow2HEH (5)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver4 1/81967
Fullflex8'0"Orvis2GBF (8)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver 3 3/41968
Fullflex8'0"Medium2GBF (8)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 3/41969 - 1974
Fullflex Nymph8'0"Slow2HEG (5)Aluminum-Walnut Glass3 3/41969 - 1972
Fullflex8'6"Orvis2GBF (8)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver41968
Fullflex8'6"Medium2GBF (8)Aluminum-Walnut Glass41969 - 1974
Fullflex9'0"Orvis Fast2GAF (9)Aluminum-Walnut Nickel Silver 4 3/41968
Fullflex9'0"Fast2GAF (9)Aluminum-Walnut Glass4 3/41969 - 1971
Fullflex II7'6"2HCF (7)AluminumNickel Silver 3 1/41972 - 1974
Fullflex II8'0"2GBF (8)AluminumNickel Silver 3 3/41972 - 1974
Golden Eagle6'6"2HGF (4)See [1] 1 7/81972 - 1974
Golden Eagle7'0"2HEG (5)See [1]21971 - 1974
Golden Eagle7'6"2HDG (6)See [1]2 3/81971 - 1974
Golden Eagle8'0"2HCF (7)See [1]3 5/81971 - 1974
Golden Eagle8'6"2GAF (9)See [1]4 1/81971 - 1974
Golden Eagle8'9"2WF11FSee [1]71971 - 1974
Golden Eagle (Limestoner)9'0"2WF6FAluminum-Walnut See [1]4 3/81974
Golden Eagle9'0"2WF10FSee [1]5 1/41971 - 1974
Fullflex A7'0"25Walnut2 3/41975 - 1976
Fullflex A7'0"25Cork2 3/41977
Fullflex A7'0"25Cork2 1/21978- 1983
Fullflex A7'0"25Metal2 1/21984 - 1986
Fullflex A7'6"26Walnut2 7/81975
Fullflex A7'6"26Walnut31976
Fullflex A7'6"26Cork31977
Fullflex A7'6"26Cork2 3/41978 - 1983
Fullflex A7'6"26Metal2 3/41984 - 1987
Fullflex A8'0"27Walnut31975
Fullflex A8'0"27Walnut3 1/41976
Fullflex A8'0"27Cork3 1/41977 - 1983
Fullflex A8'0"27Metal3 1/41984 - 1987
Fullflex A8'6"26Metal3 7/81984 - 1986
Fullflex A8'6"47Metal41986
Fullflex A8'6"28Walnut3 1/81975
Fullflex A8'6"28Walnut3 3/41976
Fullflex A8'6"28Cork3 3/41977
Fullflex A8'6"28Cork3 1/21978 - 1983
Fullflex A8'6"28Metal3 1/21984 - 1986
Fullflex A8'6"29Walnut3 1/41975
Fullflex A8'6"29Walnut4 1/41976
Fullflex A9'0"29Walnut with extension5 3/41982 - 1983
Fullflex A II7'0"25Metal31976 - 1978
Fullflex A II7'6"26Metal3 1/41976 - 1981
Fullflex A II8'0"27Metal3 1/21976 - 1978
Fullflex A II8'6"28Metal41976 - 1978
Beginner's Rod (Trout)7'6"26Cork2 3/41983 - 1987
Beginner's Rod (All Rounder)8'0"27??1984 - 1987

Notes

  1. Fiberglass tip-over-butt with metal ring on the female ferrule. (Not documented in the catalogs.)
  2. Rod tube states 3 1/8 ounce rod weight, rod states 3 1/4 ounce rod weight.
  3. Orvis rates this rod as 7' length and all pieces add to 7', but when assembled the rod will measure 6' 9" due to compression inside the ferrule.