Category Archives: People

Orvis Names New Company President

Orvis has announced the appointment of William R. McLaughlin as the company’s new president. “He fits our company culture like a glove,” says Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. “Bill’s leadership style, personal connection to the outdoors, and commitment to innovation and … more

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ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery

Orvis pledged to match donations in support of Casting for Recovery and has helped to raise over $31,000 for upcoming 2015 season of retreats. “We are a big believer in these retreats and thank Casting for Recovery and the many … more

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The Wizard of Bamboo

“If you really want to go deep,” writes James Joiner, “why wouldn’t you go to one of the wizards.” And so he does, visiting Marc Aroner at his rodmaking shop, Spinoza Fly Rods, in Greenfield, Mass. Aroner speaks of his … more

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Video Hatch: “Joe Brooks: The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”

Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.

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Interview with Kate Taylor

To talk about everything from fishing exotic locales to conservation and government corruption, guide Kate Taylor of Frigate Adventure Travel takes time for an interview on The Venturing Angler.

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Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award Tribute Video Honoring Tom Brokaw”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing honored Tom Brokaw with its 2015 Heritage Award. This short film, narrated by Brokaw’s daughter Andie Brokaw Simon, follows his journey in fly fishing.

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Orvis Presents First Breaking Barriers Awards

The first annual Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards were presented to Chad Brown of Soul River Runs Wild and Lori-Ann Murphy of Reel Women at the recent Orvis Guides’ Rendezvous in Missoula, MT. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Randall Steiger Story”

This short film features an Iraq War veteran’s journey from soldier to civilian life with the help of a  fly fishing trip with Project Healing Waters.

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Andy Mill joins Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition

The Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition offers anglers an opportunity to help participate in field work that will advance tarpon research, while also enjoying fishing opportunities in Belize. The 2015 expedition will be led in part by Andy Mill. Read more … more

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Profile of Norman Maclean

The June 1981 issue of Esquire featured a piece by Pete Dexter profiling Norman Maclean. With care, keen observation and humor, Dexter writes about a great teacher, author and angler in his element: his cabin on the banks of Seeley Lake … more

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