Orvis Booth Boys Tom Rosenbauer, Sean Combs and Jim Lepage Report in from Reno

Written by: Lewis Coleman

Last week, the Orvis Helios 2 was the hit of the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Reno, Nevada. If you haven’t seen the H2 video yet, click here to see what the excitement is all about.

Tom and Jim sent in the following pictures to prove they were actually working and not out fishing the whole time. Still, it doesn’t look like a tough gig.

Brian O’Keefe and Todd Moen of “Catch” Magazine (center) try levitating the new H2 rod and case with Orvis’ Sean Combs (left) and Tom Rosenbauer.

Jim Lepage (second from right) of Orvis Rod and Tackle shows he is willing to go to great lengths to find the only the best fly-tying material.

2 thoughts on “Orvis Booth Boys Tom Rosenbauer, Sean Combs and Jim Lepage Report in from Reno”

  1. I would like to send some guide samples to Sean Combs for evaluation and to build up some rods for testing. We have been located in the Portland area for 20 years manufacturing rod components. Some of the Companies that we currently manufacture for are Winston, Scott, Thomas and Thomas, Loomis, Loop, Seele, Tom Morgan, Sweetgrass as well as custom rod builders all over the globe.

    Several Orvis shops have recommended that we contact you to discuss our designs and desire for increased line speed that equates to more distance, and our round helix versus a tear drop design used by our competitors that is affected on the haul stroke thus reducing line speeds as the line traveling over eight or more drag points or more along the length of the rod.

    Best always,

    Michael McCoy

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