Friday, December 19, 2014

12 DAYS - The Orvis Company

I can't think of a better way to wrap up the 12 Days of Christmas than with Orvis and giving away a Superfine Glass fly rod, C.F.O. fly reel, and a Hydros Superfine fly line to complete the outfit.  All three of these items are "Made In U.S.A." and this is one sweet Christmas gift.

Of all the fiberglass fly rod projects that I am privy to know about, give opinions on, and in some cases go hands on with flexing prototypes, the Orvis Superfine Glass fly rods were a favorite.  In the end three fly rods made the series with the 7' three weight, 7'6" four weight, and 8' five weight.  I wouldn't be to surprised if a couple other models were added to this line up in the coming year...   

It's not been surprising to me that the interest for and sales of this series has far surpassed what even Orvis thought there would be and these fly rods have all been on back order from time to time this year.  The Superfine Glass fly rods are made, start to finish, in the Vermont rod shop, all have capable progressive tapers, and are just a ton of fun for the price tag.

I guess it was about a year and a half ago when Shawn Combs of Orvis put one of the late prototype C.F.O.'s in my hand on a trip together in the Catskills.  I've always had a thing for the C.F.O. fly reels and this series being "Made In U.S.A." just made them that much sweeter.  These fly reels just have the perfect look and click and I love to hear mine sing when a big fish runs.

Both the Superfine Glass fly rod series and C.F.O. fly reels were highlighted in the recent "10 For Fall" post which is worth checking out if you haven't.

There are a lot of fly line choices but the Hydros Superfine series of lines was designed with these same series of fly rods in mind making it the perfect choice to complete this outfit.

The Orvis Company has generously put together a Superfine Glass fly rod outfit which is complete with C.F.O. fly reel and Orvis Hydros Superfine fly line.  I believe it will be winner's choice on which line weight model for this outfit.

There will be a total of ONE WINNER for today's giveaway.

-  Please send an email to saying you want in on today's giveaway.

-  You will need to send an email each day to be included in the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.

-  You will receive an auto response email back to confirm that your entry was received each day.

-  Please send only one email per email account.  Duplicate emails will be erased.

-  All emails must be received by 5 a.m. tomorrow morning to qualify for this gear giveaway.

-  Winners will be chosen by random number generator and will be announced tomorrow morning at the end of this post.

-  Please note that if you win one of the days of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways then you are not eligible to win any other day.  Please give someone else a chance.

I warmed up the random number generator for the final giveaway and it chose the following person as the winner of this excellent outfit...


Congratulations and thanks to Orvis for this prize.

Check out the Orvis website for more information.


joshua citrak said...

Thanks a bunch for putting this great contest together, my friend. I didn't win (yet *finger's crossed*) but I appreciate what you've done here.

Editor said...

Ditto the above comments. Thanks Cameron for having a great giveaway for the fly fishing fanatic. Someday maybe we can return the favor!

CFO - Juneau, AK

ratfacedmcdougal said...

Thanks once again to you and the sponsors. There sure were some great prizes.

Roger Bird said...

This is the best Christmas contest going. I look forward to it every year. Thank you!

JJP said...

May all the donors, and especially you, recieve a seven fold return in gifts throughout the Holidays and the coming year. We all appreciate your blog and all that you do for the sport!

Thank You, So Much! JJP