Orvis CFO Comes Home


WE have just received our first shipment of US made Orvis CFO reels.

The CFO series were introduced in 1971, designed by reknowned reel maker Stan Bogdan and manufactured in the UK. There have been numerous versions: the original click pawl drags; a disc drag came later, and even saltwater versions.

These reels have become classics, commanding premium pricing even on the second-hand market. But the more recent disc-drag Chinese manufactured versions not so much.

Now it’s a new era with the first ever US made reels landing in the shop yesterday. Classic looks, especially the black nickel finish, a click pawl drag and of course that Made in USA engraving.


The CFO® reel family has been a fly-fishing hallmark for decades. This redesigned click-and-pawl CFO is now made in America for the first time ever, with the same handsome design and simple function preferred by anglers for years. Each reel is machined in California to the same exacting standards as the timeless original, detailed with a modern finish. Features an externally adjusted drag knob and an easy conversion from left- to right-hand retrieve. In black nickel. Made in USA.

  • CFO I for line weights 1-3, 3.2 oz, 2¾” diameter. $325
  • CFO II for line weights 3-5, 3.3 oz, 2⅞” diameter. $335
  • CFO III for line weights 5-7, 3.5 oz, 3″ diameter. $345
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    • Loving the Orvis brand! The craftsmanship looks brilliant… Sure they will be popular. Best regards – metiefly

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