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Orvis Appoints Simon Perkins President

Orvis, the family-owned outdoor retailer, announces the appointment of Simon Perkins to president, effective immediately. Perkins will assume full strategic and operational leadership of the company as president, and is the third generation of the Perkins family to lead Orvis since 1965. Outgoing president/CEO Bill McLaughlin, who has worked closely with...

"Earth Day 2020: Hope for the Everglades"

In recognition of Earth Day, Orvis just released this new video featuring Maggy Hurchalla, Benny Blanco, Jennifer Rehage and others talking about the status of the Everglades.  The Everglades is the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent, but for several decades it has been under siege from overdevelopment and...

Orvis Supports Homeless During COVID-19

Orvis - a longtime leader in fly fishing innovation - is taking its collective talents as a company and applying them in unique ways to help communities during the current pandemic. According to this recent article from Orvis' own Phil Monahan, Orvis is partnering up with local groups near its fulfillment center in Roanoke, VA, to manufacture medical-grade...

Orvis Launches New Wet Wading Shoe

Orvis recently announced the launch of the PRO Approach Shoe, a new piece of wet wading footwear that Orvis believes to be a game-changer in the wet wading industry. The PRO Approach Shoe is built for long hikes, wet wading and the boat. It features a non-marking version of the Michelin® Outdoor Extreme rubber outsole found on the PRO Boot that provides...

Podcast: Dan Davala on The Articulate Fly

In the most recent episode of The Articulate Fly podcast, Marvin Cash sits down with Dan Davala, of Orvis Adventures, to talk shop about fly fishing. The two discuss casting geekery, the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, adventure travel and getting called home to the Orvis mothership in Vermont. You can take a listen to the podcast below.

Coronavirus Leads to Event Cancellations and Postponements

Recommendations from health officials have caused organizers to cancel or postpone multiple fly fishing events around the US, including the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, which was cancelled due to virus concerns.  Orvis has cancelled their annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous, which was scheduled for later this month in Roanoke, Virginia. Additionally, the 2020 Fly...

Mary Orvis Marbury - A Fly Fishing Legend

If I asked you to tell me what Mary Orvis Marbury did for the fly fishing community, could you answer? I couldn't, when I first came across her name. I reckon most anglers can't. But she's someone you absolutely need to know about. Mary's contributions to fly fishing are varied, but perhaps her greatest achievement was creating a classification system for...

Inside the Box: "12 Days of Fishmas - Day One"

ORVIS PREMIUM FLY-TYING KIT *****We're giving away this kit to one lucky new YouTube suscriber! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Learn to tie the classics with this comprehensive Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit. Materials for 16 patterns, 10 flies each, for a total of 160 flies. 8 basic patterns and 8 guide-proven premium patterns. Comes with instructional DVD by Tim Flagler...

Podcast Episode: Tom Rosenbauer, A Legacy in Fly Fishing

In this new episode, Tom Rosenbauer is the guest on the Fly Fishing Journeys podcast hosted by Rob Giannino. “I caught up with Tom at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show and we had a great conversation about the origins of Orvis, how the company grew over the years, some things the company is celebrated for and also some challenges they face in the future. We...

Podcast Episode: Shawn Combs Talks Spey Fishing

In this episode of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast, Shawn Combs, Orvis rod and reel designer and head of Orvis Rod & Tackle product development, talks all things Spey fishing with host Tom Rosenbauer. “Last year, Shawn devoted a lot of time to using a “trout Spey” rod, committing himself to swinging flies through the entire reach of the Battenkill...