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Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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For sale is a used Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt 2-piece rod. Does not include a rod tube.

I recently sent this to Orvis to get it verified and get a new butt cap. When I learned they wanted to charge me $50 to epoxy a new butt cap on, I politely told them "no thank you" and had them send the end cap with the rod.

It's seen a lot of days on the water, but it still casts beautifully.

Asking $125. Add $15 if you want it shipped. I live in West Chester and work in Berwyn, so I can meet up anywhere near those two areas.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted on: 2010/10/15 11:51


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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This puzzles me... I've been around for a while and I've never heard of a 7' 6" F&F in graphite. 7'9", but not 7'6".

The old cane F&F was a 7'6" 5 wgt., but that's a graphite rod in the pictures posted.

When was this rod made and (sincerely bagging your pardon), are you sure it isn't 7'9"?

Posted on: 2010/10/15 13:50


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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RLeep,

Your guess is as good as mine. When I got this rod it didn't have the cap on the end, so after some research I assumed it was the 7'9" 5wt, much like you mentioned.

However, when I sent it in to Orvis and they returned it, this is the cap they sent back with a note that I should just epoxy it to the end of the rod.

You could very well be right though.

In terms of when it was made, I'm not sure. However, the guys at Orvis said it was most likely back in the mid-1980's.

Posted on: 2010/10/15 14:07


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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OK, thanks for the gracious response.

If I didn't already have 2 of them (one from 77 and the other from 85, I think..) I'd snap it up in a heartbeat.

In a world that has (IMO) gone a bit loony with light lines weights and fast rods, I think the F&F is THE quintessential rod for streams in the 15-30 foot width class, a class that covers the majority of PA's best freestone wild trout streams.

Somebody ough to jump on it, its a bargain and then some..

Posted on: 2010/10/15 14:29


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Thanks for the input. Since this rod was really before my time, I don't have as much knowledge as some of the "old dogs" on the boards. :)

It's been a blast to fish, but I just have to re-allocate resources to feed my other hobbies.

Posted on: 2010/10/15 14:31


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If I had the money, I'd get that as my only tight stream brook trout rod. These guys that use 1-3wts on them are delusional. (before you scream, I occasionally fish my 3wt on brook trout streams when I don't want to deal with a long rod). It would be pretty much perfect for the task.

Posted on: 2010/10/15 17:30


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What am I missing? Don't you have a tape measurer? How long is the assembled rod, tip to butt?

Posted on: 2010/10/17 19:52
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Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Quote:

JackM wrote:
tape measurer?


Please tell me this is yet another hilarious yinzerism. Gumbands and tape measurers

Posted on: 2010/10/17 19:57


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Maybe so, do New Jerseyans call it a "rule?"

Posted on: 2010/10/18 6:01
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Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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I'd also bet that it's 7'9" also. Maybe you can check?
If it is, I'll give you $100 for it

Posted on: 2010/10/18 8:30


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Hmmmm, that butt doesn't even look like it matches the rest of the reel seat hardware. It looks really out of place...

Posted on: 2010/10/18 22:00


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Raff -

Why you can be measure it
I'm also pretty sure that the far and fine graphites only came in 7'9" length.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 23:48


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Sorry about the slow response. I've been out of commission for a few days.

Pennkev - I agree it looks out of place, but it's what Orvis sent back with the rod, and since it took them a long time to work with me on this (4 months total), my patience was pretty shot at that point.

Dryflyguy, I measured the rod, and it sits at 7'6". I was also under the impression that the F&F came in 7'9" so that is why I was surprised when Orvis sent me this cap.

However, the rod is sold pending payment.

Posted on: 2010/10/19 9:43
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I don't recall ever seeing a 7'6" "Far & Fine" but I have seen a few 7'6" "Trout" rods. All later "Trout" rods are 8'0" so I don't see why they couldn't have made some 7'6" "Far & Fine"s.

I wonder if that end cap has been sitting around waiting for a rod for 35 years?

Posted on: 2010/10/19 14:10


Re: Orvis Far & Fine 7'6" 5wt

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Have to resurrect this thread.

The guy who was going to buy it a while back flaked out, and I never got around to selling this.

I'm moving back West next week, and I don't have a tube for this rod. Car is full and I'm worried this will get damaged in the move.

$100 obo. I've fished with it several times recently, and it's a beauty to cast. Just don't want to risk the damage.

email is the best way to reach me. mscottraffjr[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks Gents!

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