Monday 28 March 2022
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Over the years Orvis has produced some very nice stuff , I have spent a fair chunk of money in the store and online. Some very good reels and nice rods.. As a small stream angler the Superfine touch were splendid , good reels too. Who couldn`t help but love the CFO on a small stream rod . I even have a fair collection of shirts , jackets and chest waders . All bought because I could visit a shop to check them out first. It was the thing that set Orvis apart ,
For many years my family have known that for Christmas and birthday Orvis vouchers were always welcome. Sadly this has gone to I have instructed them to buy no more. The decision to just sell fishing tackle was I guess an accountants idea. So they are now entering that race to the bottom which is the internet, the Orvis price premium was somehow acceptable given the high street presence and the quality image. It would appear now that actually they are just another online seller. Furthermore I would say not a very good one , I visited their website today and was completely unable to buy anything . I could read a online catalogue which looked pretty much like the same format as Maxcatch , there was a very long message from Simon saying how sorry he was, but I couldn`t actually find a way to buy anything , Well Simon thats a pretty poor show really and it looks like you are losing the good will of this long time customer. Surely with all the IT knowledge of a multi national you would have had a better transition than that, even if its a message from Simon saying normal ish service will resume shortly ,
Friday 11 March 2022
It wont be long now I keep telling myself , as of today it is 14 days to the new trout fishing season . I put the rods down finally a few weeks ago As the high wind and rain put paid to the end of the Grayling fishing , So for the last few weeks my time looks like this.
- Cleaned and lubed all my reels and fly lines .The silk lines were taken of the reels last September so soon its time to treat and put them back on the reels.
- Rods have been checked over
- Attention given to the fly boxes , I am always mystified on how perfectly ordered fly boxes at the start of the season can end up looking like our dustbin after a fox has been in it.