I used to be an anti=Orvis guy but i think they've really done a good job turning their products & attitude around.
I use their packable wading boots because I like to feel what I'm walking on & feel it's one of the best cost/ values there is.
Always thought the Silver Label line (rods & waders) was a great deal.
The new T3 I casted last weekend is an incredible rod, self casting almost, I'd buy one if I was in the market & had the cash.
Plus, as Mr. Pink pointed out, they go out of their way every year to donate several thousand dollars worth of equipment for the MV C&R tourney.
I also think the photo is funny as hell.
Roop (also known as Mr. Tioga)