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Thread: Orvis' Reputation in South Africa

  1. #31
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    Default orvis rods

    i bought an orvis helios and a hydros and love the two rods . i've had my helios for 2 years now and i use it alot , and it gets its fair share of abuse. i havent broken it yet and have no problem with it. its a great rod .

    my hydros is around the same age and i've broken it twice . This rod is a 9ft 5wt midflex . i sent it to omnisport and i was told i would have it back in 6 to 8 weeks . when they send it back to me , i recieved a tipflex ?

    maybe that is the reason orvis doesn't have the reputation they should
    have

  2. #32
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    ...here in the UK you can expect an Orvis replacement in about a week or two costing you 20.
    Not bad, due to this I tried breaking my TLS Powermatrix 4# when I hooked a 10lb pike while targeting perch and managed to bend the poor rod like a horse shoe without breaking and landing the pike within 5min....

    I use Orvis and Hardy, loving both but Orvis warranty is better.

    Johannes

  3. #33
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    when i was in scotland i broke my hydros (MY FAULT) send it to orvis in kelso , in about 5 days i had a whole new rod . Quality service

  4. #34
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    After sales service is incredible, I have broken about 3/4 rods in my time and they replace them no questions asked. Bit of a mission getting them to a store if you're in SA, but if you have family going or friends it's really easy. Guy in Dover street shop is a S African called Jimmy and so friendly.
    Recently broke my zero gravity and they gave me a brand knew Helios - awesome!

    Cheers
    I'll stay as long as i can fish. . .

    Whenever the "club" for geniuses - MENSA - was mentioned, I always wondered if their was an opposite equivalent society for imbeciles. Now I know, it's called ANCYL.

  5. #35
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    Why is Orvis breaking so much.have 4 friends who all had the helios rods,all 4 have broken theirs.I really like those rods but due to this i will not buy one.

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    perhaps this is why they were discontinued so fast, you cant buy them anymore
    Regards
    Craig

  7. #37
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    It was an awesome rod,but those tips were insanely thin and i am sure that had to do with alot of the breakages.

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    Why is Orvis breaking so much.have 4 friends who all had the helios rods,all 4 have broken theirs.I really like those rods but due to this i will not buy one.
    Car door - 2... Oar -1... me not joining furrels together properly - 1... Just got the Helios, its tip is thin, but will let you know how it goes and whether or not it lasts...
    I'll stay as long as i can fish. . .

    Whenever the "club" for geniuses - MENSA - was mentioned, I always wondered if their was an opposite equivalent society for imbeciles. Now I know, it's called ANCYL.

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