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New Orvis store coming to Lancaster

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It's been made official that there will be a new Orvis store coming to the Rockvale outlets in Lancaster! This is awesome, the area's lacked a fishing store. Bad news is, it's like 5 minute from my house, so I may spend a little excessively.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 17:46


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Any idea when it is scheduled to open?

Posted on: 2012/7/18 18:22


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evening rise was a nice place when it was open

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I would suspect that an Orvis Outlet store at the Rockvale Outlets will sell mostly clothing. Highly doubt you'll see a fly fishing inventory.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 19:47
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I've never been in an Orvis store that I liked or felt welcome. THey mostly sell clothes anyway. I'd rather stick to my local FF stores that are friendly and inviting. This is not a knock on Orvis, I do like the company and I do buy thier products.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 20:04


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I concur with moon. For the most part, Orvis stores are all about the clothes. Clerk at the smokey mtn store stared at me blankley when asked about local hatches.

At the mother ship in VT, checkout counter clerk didn't recognize a whip finisher. Maybe he had never used a whip finisher and was surprised anyone would purchase one.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 21:03


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I have felt like a second class citizen at the orvis stores I have visited. Honestly, though, I often feel unwelcome at fly shops-yellowbreeches being the one that first comes to mind. I have completely enjoyed using bass pro shops to get started because I never felt pressure to buy expensive equipment, or to ask dumb questions.

I love archery pro shops and might have to try a few ff shops to find some ghat are more welcoming.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 21:21


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I agree with the thoughts on Orvis store as well. I was never a huge fan of Evening Rise, but did get some good deals & good input. I do miss the convenience of having a store 5 minutes from home! Unfortunately that go-to fly shop has been hard to find here in South Central PA. I do enjoy Bass Pro, but still miss the feel of an independent fly shop. Best shop I've ever come across is Lake Erie Ultimate Angler, every fly shop I go to has to compare to them & there have been very, very few to compare thus far. I miss those guys in Erie, but don't miss the weather! Anyway, will be interesting to see Orvis store when it opens.

Posted on: 2012/7/18 23:09


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The guys that work at the Downington store are pretty helpful. I know the one guy there is a board member. Everyone there has always been helpful and polite. Cant say anything bad about them.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 6:19


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I agree about the downingtown store...I have only been there a couple of times but the guy they had in the ff section knew his stuff....was very helpful

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Slate Run is an Orvis store, right? I've NEVER been treated poorly at that store. Same w/ Downingtown. The Evening Rise on the other hand....

Posted on: 2012/7/19 12:55


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Sas,

I'm not dissing Orvis. But just so it's clear. There are fly shops which sale Orvis stuff. These are independent shops which often sale Orvis in addition to other brands.

And then there are Orvis stores. These are franchised chain stores, run by the parent company. Everything inside is Orvis branded. Some have a FF section, some just sale clothes and the like.

I live near the Downingtown store. I'd rather have a full fledged dedicated fly shop, but I can't say anything bad about it, or the people who work there. :) I sometimes go in as a diversion if the wife is in Wegman's or something.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 13:13


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Gotcha. So Slate Run is an "Authorized Orvis Dealer" then.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 13:32


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There ya go.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 13:47


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I've been to two Orvis Stores (not just stores that sell Orvis stuff), Downingtown and Key Largo, and both were absolutely exceptional customer service. I posted a story about my experience with them a while back on here, and I was just so happy with them they have a customer for life now.

Posted on: 2012/7/20 14:06



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