Sunday, March 5, 2017

THE ORVIS COMPANY - "Made In U.S.A." Mirage Fly Reel Released

The all new Orvis Mirage has been a long time coming.  Over the past couple of years I've seen early computer mock up designs, handled various prototypes when hanging out with the "O-Show" crew at trade shows, and now the final "Made in U.S.A." fly reel has landed on the website for pre-orders.

It won't be long now.


From the website...  "A technologically superior reel conceived and designed from the ground up and built in New England by American craftsmen to battle angry fish and laugh in the face of corrosive saltwater environments. The new Mirage features a sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag system with an aggressive knurled drag knob that goes from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation. Patent-pending ball and ramp drag mechanism provides a smooth turning drag that follows a non-linear curve as the drag knob is turned to give smoother adjustments in the fishing and fish-fighting range. 

The reel is a super large arbor for increased retrieve rates and reduction in line coil. Machined in the USA from strong, yet lightweight 6061 T6 aluminum barstock. Ergonomically designed machined aluminum handle. Quick release spool easily converts from left to right-hand retrieve. Military-spec type III hard coat anodizing. Titanium shaft adds strength without additional weight. Fully radiused reel foot prevents kinked leaders. Low-profile counterweight won't catch fingers or fly lines."

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Jump on the Orvis website for more information and get your order in for early April delivery.

1 comment:

joefriday said...

$495 to $850 for an Orvis reel? I hope they throw in a free overpriced dog bed, too.