Orvis on the High Street

Oldbones

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Messages
873
Location
The Don
I live in Aberdeenshhire, and we have the Dee and the Don rivers not to far away.
The Orvis shop in Banchory closed down a few months ago, years ago I bought my first expensive to me fly rod from, back then it was mostly fly fishing items, then it changed to fashion and dogs, with still some fly fishing items but they were sort of not the focus of the shop any longer.
Its a shame, right on the banks of the dee, and it closed. Come on Orvis,
 

morayfisher

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 5, 2016
Messages
2,712
Location
Moray, Scotland
I live in Aberdeenshhire, and we have the Dee and the Don rivers not to far away.
The Orvis shop in Banchory closed down a few months ago, years ago I bought my first expensive to me fly rod from, back then it was mostly fly fishing items, then it changed to fashion and dogs, with still some fly fishing items but they were sort of not the focus of the shop any longer.
Its a shame, right on the banks of the dee, and it closed. Come on Orvis,
I had some pretty poor service in the Banchory shop approx three years ago. Not surprised it closed based on my experience.
 

blithfield2

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
2,813
I live in Aberdeenshhire, and we have the Dee and the Don rivers not to far away.
The Orvis shop in Banchory closed down a few months ago, years ago I bought my first expensive to me fly rod from, back then it was mostly fly fishing items, then it changed to fashion and dogs, with still some fly fishing items but they were sort of not the focus of the shop any longer.
Its a shame, right on the banks of the dee, and it closed. Come on Orvis,

Amazing isn't it, tackle shops closing...........when we are falling over ourselves to purchase direct from China.....
 
D

Deleted member 32104

Guest
Amazing isn't it, tackle shops closing...........when we are falling over ourselves to purchase direct from China.....
Apparently, buying American tackle becomes more difficult too in the UK. You can't buy Chinese stuff and your tackle shops are closing. No wonder people start worrying. Back to the roots I say, start manufacturing good, affordable fishing gear. Beat the Chinese on their own turf and show the world what you're made of.
 

blithfield2

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
2,813
Apparently, buying American tackle becomes more difficult too in the UK. You can't buy Chinese stuff and your tackle shops are closing. No wonder people start worrying. Back to the roots I say, start manufacturing good, affordable fishing gear. Beat the Chinese on their own turf and show the world what you're made of.

I wish!
 

Tangled

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
6,761
Chinese filling the gap left by Orvis across the country ?
Mostly it's the internet that's filling the gap. Orvis Clearwater rods are made in the Far East (maybe China?) anyway, High Street or otherwise.
 

snow white

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 3, 2015
Messages
300
Location
Caernarfon
The missis don’t mind me going in to Foxons but she says leave your wallet in the car as it costs me a fortune in tying bits but the whiting feathers £6 a pack of 6/8 is a good buy about foot long
 

BobP

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 28, 2007
Messages
9,395
Location
Wiltshire
The missis don’t mind me going in to Foxons but she says leave your wallet in the car as it costs me a fortune in tying bits but the whiting feathers £6 a pack of 6/8 is a good buy about foot long
I used to do that when Cook's of Datchet was in business. It was more or less on my way home and it was always a risk going in there with a plastic card handy. I used to take a tenner out of my wallet and then leave that in the car. When the tenner was gone, that was it! Nick Cook always had some good stuff for the reservoir angler in there, hence the caution.
 

ejw

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2012
Messages
675
Location
Helsby, Cheshire
Despite supporting "local" angling shops, all gone now, 40 mile plus for me, just to get there ! 2 retired and Orvis closed the shop, leaving their employee's high and dry ! (long story, not impressed with them !!) Just the internet now and if I have to use this then Maxcatch gets my vote.
 

original cormorant

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 3, 2016
Messages
1,593
A Garry Evans email has just landed in my inbox with the subject line "Orvis Caps now in stock" .

It seems bizarre to me that a retailer is selling marketing material for another retailer.
 

JohnH

Well-known member
Joined
May 18, 2006
Messages
4,563
Location
Near Southampton
Slightly off topic, but... After fishing yesterday I swung by Robjents, the shop opposite Orvis in Stockbridge high street. I bought the last 2 Leeda dry fly sprays on their shelves, and when I was paying the guy told me to watch out for that and other tackle supply issues. In addition to the spray, he told me that the factory that made the well liked Leeda Profil tapered mono leaders has shut down. Hope things straighten out soon...
 

mike fox

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 25, 2014
Messages
466
Location
Cheshire/West Sussex
Slightly off topic, but... After fishing yesterday I swung by Robjents, the shop opposite Orvis in Stockbridge high street. I bought the last 2 Leeda dry fly sprays on their shelves, and when I was paying the guy told me to watch out for that and other tackle supply issues. In addition to the spray, he told me that the factory that made the well liked Leeda Profil tapered mono leaders has shut down. Hope things straighten out soon...
I bought some Leeda Dry Fly spray from GAC a few months back, only to discover it's made less than half a mile away from my home in Stockport. :ROFLMAO:
 

catzrob

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
284
I found the Orvis shop on Regent Street brilliant - Vito's a good dude and the South African chap whose name I forget was great too. Mind you last time I dropped in neither of them were there and some young fellow was working his arse off to sell me a rod I didn't want when all I came in for was to look over the flies they have and maybe buy some little gadgets.

The Orvis in Bath on the other hand is really just a clothes shop with a tiny fishing section upstairs. It's so small that it's really 50:50 (or maybe 75:25 against...) whether they'll have what you're looking for. The fly fishing staff are very nice but it's just a clothing shop. Seems to be doing ok on that basis mind you.
 

Vintage Badger

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 16, 2021
Messages
968
Location
Cheshire
Apparently, buying American tackle becomes more difficult too in the UK. You can't buy Chinese stuff and your tackle shops are closing. No wonder people start worrying. Back to the roots I say, start manufacturing good, affordable fishing gear. Beat the Chinese on their own turf and show the world what you're made of.
Easier said than done... put your heart and soul, all your money, and virtually every waking hour into a business and hope it takes off and does well. Then, if it does, along comes a venture capital company who'll make you such a massive offer you can't refuse it to buy the company off you. Then you can watch them screw it up or asset strip it, close it down, and sell the brand name on within 5 years!
 
D

Deleted member 32104

Guest
Easier said than done... put your heart and soul, all your money, and virtually every waking hour into a business and hope it takes off and does well. Then, if it does, along comes a venture capital company who'll make you such a massive offer you can't refuse it to buy the company off you. Then you can watch them screw it up or asset strip it, close it down, and sell the brand name on within 5 years!
Weren't you familiar with irony? Because that is what it was.
 

mike fox

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 25, 2014
Messages
466
Location
Cheshire/West Sussex
I wonder if Orvis UK need to jump onto the bandwagon?
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Top