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My Orvis family
Post 16 Dec 2007, 13:20 • #1 
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I really enjoy my Orvis reels. Some I guess would be considered classic while others not. I try to buy the best example I can find for the best price (Duh!) so I pick and choose carefully and don't mind losing on Ebay once in awhile. I've got a long ways to go just for the freshwater reels.

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Back row left to right:
SSS, Madison (Pflueger), Battenkill (Young), Magnalite (Young), Magnalite (BFR), Green Mt. II (Martin)

Middle row:
Battenkill Flyweight (Hardy), BBS II, Battenkill Disc (BFR), Presentation (STH), Rocky Mt. (BFR)

Front row:
CFO (Hardy), Battenkill III (Hardy), Battenkill MK III, Madison (BFR)

Missing from the family picture are the Clearwater and Wye


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 15:10 • #2 
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Great collection cofisher. I especially like the three on the back row ... and the Young in the center. Very nice.


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 15:43 • #3 
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Great reels! The Magnalite on the back row appears in great shape!


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 15:47 • #4 
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Thanks Cam and Andy. The Beaudex is actually the best of the group as far as close to mint. I don't know what I was thinking, I forgot the Battenkill Barstock and CFO click and Pawl!


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 15:50 • #5 
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they all look pretty in a group like that. I have a green Rocky Mountain 34 that would look good in front between that Clearwater and the Madison. Reminds me I have to get a hold of Orvis for a drag part I lost. Thanks for the topic. I hope others will pick up on it.
Paul


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 15:52 • #6 
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WHAT! You're missing reels? Set up the photo again ... since we've got to see them.


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Post 16 Dec 2007, 18:03 • #7 
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Nice photos H! I'll have to sit down and photo some of their long lost brothers & sisters ...

JC


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Post 17 Dec 2007, 16:28 • #8 
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Thanks Jamie. I figured 10 reels (8 showing) was enough to take a family portrait. Let's see the long lost relatives. :D


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Post 17 Dec 2007, 16:40 • #9 
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This was the first time I opened the thread to see the photos. (sometimes my computer is wierd that way)

Excellent collection. Martin, Young, Pflueger, BFR.


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Post 17 Dec 2007, 17:03 • #10 
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The long lost relatives ... I started collecting Orvis reels a few years ago, when I looked at my random misc. reel collection a realized that I need to focus on something ... I chose british made Orvis click & paw in the 5/6 size, I really like the Battenkills. Some of these are not click and paw, the pfleuger made & the battenkill 5/6 disc, and some were made in the USA, but they still seem to fit to me ... Howard & I have been chatting off line for almost a year now about these reels. Enjoy.

Misc. "Lesser" Orvis':
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Left to right: Madison (Pfleuger), Madison (BFR), Wye (Intrepid?), Green Mountain I (Martin), & Rocky Mountain 5/6 (BFR)

The Battenkills:
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Left to Right: Battenkill (Young), Battenkill Lightweight (Young), Battenkill III (Hardy), Battenkill Mark III (Hardy), Battenkill 5/6 (BFR - Click & Paw) Battenkill 5/6 Disc (BFR)

CFO's:
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Left to right: CFO 123 & CFO III - Anniversary addition (Both from Hardy)

P.S. If any of you have a reel not listed and are willing to part with it I am open to negotiations ... ;)


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Post 17 Dec 2007, 17:26 • #11 
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I learned something new today, Hardy made some Orvis reels?


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Post 18 Dec 2007, 06:39 • #12 
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Howard and Jamie, nice info and photos, great to see the two Orvis clans together ...


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Post 18 Dec 2007, 08:25 • #13 
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Thanks Kevin. This was our first reunion and we hope to keep adding family members and doing this once a year. >D Since the Martins' are a part of the family, we will invite you next year as well. BYOB!

... and if no one objects, I would like to mention that Jamie is a fantastic bamboo rod builder from New Jersey. Jamie revitalized and made a new tip for a Granger Special I had. I'm pushing him towards the dark side! :evil


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Post 18 Dec 2007, 10:52 • #14 
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Hardest reels I've found from Orvis were the CFO Multipliers. I have two or three of most of the Hardy Multipliers, so decided to add the CFO Multipliers by Hardy to the collection. I was only able to get one of them if two years, so sold it and gave up on that idea.

Nice Collection.

Barry


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Post 19 Dec 2007, 01:52 • #15 
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Nice. Yes, Orvis is a great marketer of reels made by others. I like the theme and assembly of your collection, which includes reels made by Hardy, JW Young, Pflueger, Martin, BFR and and some others. The "Wye" is a KP Morritt, which I believe started the Intrepid name, and later became part of BFR and or Leeda. The backplate contours that accommodate the checkwork are a design cue, which comes forward in other brands as well, such as the Cortland Crown rimfly. The Young Battenkill lightweight--wow.


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Post 19 Dec 2007, 14:34 • #16 
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Thanks Everyone! Especially whirlpool! I was not sure of the maker of the Wye, I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

Jamie


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Post 20 Dec 2007, 16:10 • #17 
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New reel>>>Orvis SSS made in Argentina. 7/8 wt. (Can't remember by who, i'm spending all my money on reels instead of my memory medicine.) Unusual because of the double handle and not seen for sale every day.

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Post 20 Dec 2007, 16:18 • #18 
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STH been around that long?


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Post 20 Dec 2007, 16:30 • #19 
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Thanks Rockthief ... I think you're right. I believe that the reel was made in the late 80's but can't swear to it. I don't think it was made for very long. STH made the SSS and the Presentation for Orvis if my thinking is correct.


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Post 20 Dec 2007, 18:34 • #20 
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Nice reel H! I'll second STH as the maker. It looks alot like the Presentation, just a 'lil bigger ...

JC


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Post 21 Dec 2007, 03:04 • #21 
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cofisher ... GREAT REEL! That Orvis SSS will look great on one or more of the W&M rods that you've been collecting.

You need to plan a big trout road trip and put those seven weights to work!


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Post 28 Dec 2007, 17:09 • #22 
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The SSS arrived today and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. It's a really nice looking reel with a sweet sound. I would really like to post some pictures of the insides, but I haven't figured out how to take it apart yet! :o

The reel came packed in a Teton Tioga reel box with Tioga instructions. Does anyone know if they are the same reel?


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Post 29 Dec 2007, 17:28 • #23 
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Definately not the same reel, my dad is a big Teaton/Tioga fan, as they are made in the USA. They are neat reels as you can use a large arbor or standard arbor spool on the same frame, they are a little heavy though. The SSS was made in Argentina by STH.

Happy New Year & Nice Reel,
JC


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Post 29 Dec 2007, 18:16 • #24 
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cofisher ... did you get it apart yet? I am looking forward to more photographs.


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Post 30 Dec 2007, 17:40 • #25 
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Thanks to Bulldog for leading me to Clark's reel section to find the solution.

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There was enough dirt and thick black grease inside that I couldn't get it all off. Hopefully one more bath and it will look good as new.


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