The wait is over. The new rods that represent Orvis’s return to fiberglass are now available at orvis.com. Cameron Mortenson, who runs The Fiberglass Manifesto,” had this to say about these new sticks:
Shawn Combs, and the product designers at Orvis, have put a lot of time and effort into the fly rods of the Superfine Glass series and I am beyond impressed with the final product. It’s no wonder that these fly rods won the Fly Fisherman Magazine 2014 Best Gear Award.
There are three models in the Superfine Glass line: a 7-foot 3-weight; a 7-foot, 6-inch 4-weight; and an 8-foot 5-weight. All feature a full-flex action and come in a very cool tube.
Also just up on orvis.com are the new CFO Reels, which are proudly made in USA. Tom Rosenbauer argues that these spring-and-pawl reels are the best-ever iteration of the CFO. The fit and finish on the reels is flawless, they have a polished wooden handle, and the sound—the new reels sing better than a CFO ever did.