orvis fly reel reviews

  1. Orvis Hydros SL Fly Reel Review

    Orvis Hydros SL Fly Reel Review
    Back in our 2015 5-weight shootout, we noted that the Hydros LA was a solid reel, but it didn’t really fit into the Orvis line up well. It was a little too expensive and didn’t offer any real advantages over the Access Mid-Arbor. Orvis took that feedback to heart and came out with the Orvis Hydros SL a few years later. Since they had essentially fixed all of our complaints, we’ve been selling tons of these and they’ve been one of our top sellers. Until today, however, we haven’t had a chance to do a proper review of this reel. I can tell you, it does NOT disappoint.
  2. Orvis Mirage USA Fly Reel Review

    Orvis Mirage USA Fly Reel Review
    Orvis is no stranger to our shootouts. In fact they’ve either won an award or placed in the top 5 in every single shootout we’ve done. That’s a pretty good track record of making great products. The latest from the evil geniuses at Orvis is the Mirage USA. It sits on top of the Orvis lineup as their high performance and high-end reel. What’s new is that this reel is made right here in the US of A. We think that’s a stellar upgrade.
  3. Orvis Mirage III Fly Reel Review

    Orvis Mirage III Fly Reel Review
    Love them or hate them, Orvis makes a lot of really great products. The Helios 2 won our 5-weight shootout, and the Mirage took 3rd in our 8-weight reel shootout. So, we knew that the Mirage was a pretty nice reel, but as we've seen a lot of great reels haven't done so well when paired down to trout sizes. Let's see how the Orvis Mirage fly reel does when we put it to the test.
  4. Orvis Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel Review

    Orvis Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel Review
    By now you know that we like Orvis products. The high-end Mirage did very well in our 8-weight reel shootout, but we've never tested any of Orvis' value-oriented reels, and we wanted to see if they did as well as their top-of-the-line counterparts. The Orvis Hydros Large Arbor has a lot to live up to.
  5. Orvis Access Mid-Arbor Fly Reel Review - Best Buy

    Orvis Access Mid-Arbor Fly Reel Review - Best Buy
    The Orvis Mirage is one of our favorite reels, so we know the engineers at Orvis run a tight ship. But can they live up to that reputation on a budget-friendly reel? e haven't tested any of Orvis' value-oriented reels, and we wanted to see if they did as well as their top-of-the-line counterparts. How does the Orvis Access Mid-Arbor measure up?

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