Pictures of the Day: Shifting Gears with Orvis


Written by: Phil Monahan

orvis gear shift 2

If only there were a way to engage the drag whenever you accelerate.

photo courtesy William Schlein

Joseph Meyer, fishing manager of Orvis Chicago, sent us these cool pictures. One of the store’s customers, William Schlein, converted an old Orvis Western Series fly rod into a gear shifter in his car. Now he’s reminded of time on the water, even when he’s stuck in traffic on Lake Shore Drive.

Orvis gear shift

Giving a fly rod a second life is a great way to repay it for all those
fish it landed for you over the years.

photo courtesy William Schlein

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