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Gear Review: Orvis Recon

I had the chance to fish two of the new Orvis Recon rods side-by-side with their original counterparts. Orvis released the Recon in 2015 to widespread acclaim, so I was a bit wary when I heard they'd given their mid-priced marvel a makeover. Read the review in full here.

Fly Fishing the Driftless Region for Wild Brown Trout

"Time for another trip and this time I'm Fly Fishing the Driftless Region for Wild Brown Trout! This is definitely one of my favorite areas to visit. I've made it up here each of the last 5 years and fish a few of my favorite streams but also explore a few new ones. Gear Orvis Superfine Carbon 7.5ft 3wt, Battenkill II reel with Orvis Pro Textured fly line...

Gink & Gasoline 2020 Photo Contest

The folks over at Gink & Gasoline are running another photo contest, this time giving away a custom Orvis H3 and Mirage reel, an Orvis Recon and Hydros reel, or a Clearwater outfit. Deadline for entry is October 11. You can get all the details here.

Orvis Pro Tips: Picking Wet Wading Gear

Phil Monahan recently put this together over at the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, and it's a great resource for learning how to pick the right wet wading gear. And no, this isn't just a plug for Orvis gear, I promise. The goal of Monahan's piece is to explain the need for different gravel guards, wet wading socks, pants, and other pieces of gear. You can read the...

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...