The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
What reel is that in the first pic? In fact, you have quite a variety of reels there that you have used over the years.
...Do you know if Orvis made their own or did they employ someone like Hardy to manufacture their reels? To the best of my knowledge Orvis never manufactured any fly reels but they did make all of the bamboo rods. I don't know if they are still making any cane rods but I do know the Helios & Recon rods are made in-house but the lesser priced rods are most likely made off shore.
If you ever decide to unload your Hardy's send me a PM...;)Okay, I still have two LRH models, one of which has the two screw nickel silver line guard. One Princess with a two screw line guard, a Feather Weight, and I think one extra spool for each reel