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Orvis SF = nice people to do business with

A couple of years ago when I was getting back into fly fishing after a 20 year hiatus, I stumbled upon the Orvis store in SF (I'd already bought all my gear at Creative Sports in Pleasant Hill).  They were offering a beginner day trip to the Stanislaus and I signed up.

Three guides about 18 beginners/returners and a whole day on the river, with a BBQ lunch thrown in, for free.  No purchase necessary, asked for or expected.  They spent  a whole day coaching us on casting, reading a river and catching and handling fish....and not one person on the trip was fishing an Orvis rod.  I had a great day, caught a bunch of little wild fish and was officially hooked again on fly fishing.  I made a mental note then to make sure to visit Orvis when I decided to pull the trigger and upgrade my $200 TFO rod n reel combo kit.

Today I pulled the trigger and bought me a nice 9 foot 5 weight Access rod.  I wanted the full Access kit, rod reel and line, but, alas, they were out of the Access they gave me a Hydros III, with Hydros line at the Access price! a $130 upgrade.  I ate a little of that saving on a spare spool, but they threw in a reel case and some sinking polyleaders because they didn't have the exact sinking line I wanted for the spare spool, at no extra cost.  First rate people, first rate service and very nice gear too!  Can't wait to fish it.

Big thumbs up for Orvis SF.





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