Orvis Selects Bill McLaughlin as New Company President

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Bill Eyre eyreb@orvis.com (802) 362-8687 New Orvis President Bill McLaughlin  Orvis Names New Company President Sunderland, VT, June 4, 2015  –  Perk Perkins, CEO of The Orvis Company Inc., today announced the selection of  … Continue reading

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Beyond the Breakwater is Back!

It’s been a long 4 years for us, but Beyond The Breakwater and Ocean Skiff Journal are finally back on-line. They’ve been rolled into one site: HTTP://BTB.FISHING. For those of you who have followed these sites for a while, you … Continue reading

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ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: (802) 362-9181 Whitney.Milhoan@castingforrecovery.org ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery announces success of ORVIS matching grant campaign Manchester, VT— May 28, 2015—Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational … Continue reading

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The New Echo Boost – Power, Preciscion – Flat-out Fast Fly Rod

    NEW: ECHO Boost Saltwater Series with Tim Rajeff New: ECHO Boost with Tim Rajeff Performance. Precision. Flat-out FAST.  The deafening call for an ultra efficient rod capable of producing blistering line speed with minimal effort has been answered. … Continue reading

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Airflo Switch/Streamer Spey Line

  Spey casting expert Tom Larimer is a talented guide, superb casting instructor, and serious about all things “two handed”. A prolific designer, Tom was key in the development of several immensely popular Airflo products: the Skagit Compact, Skagit Intermediate, … Continue reading

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Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards

Orvis launches first Breaking Barriers awards in Missoula   Missoula, Montana, April 24, 2015.  According to Simon Perkins, senior manager of Orvis Adventures and Hunting, the Breaking Barriers Awards were created to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond … Continue reading

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Echo Introduces New “Base” Fly Rod for 2015

  At Echo, we look for innovative ways to deliver quality, performance, and value. At its core, Tim’s design philosophy revolves around the basic premise that you shouldn’t have to sell plasma to afford an awesome fly rod. Improved access … Continue reading

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Scott Lake Lodge – Tips to Improve Your Score – On The Fly

On the Fly: Improving Your Score  by Dan Blanton   I was first introduced to Scott Lake’s incredible fly fishing for pike and lake trout in 1995, by my long time friend and mentor, Lefty Kreh. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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New Orvis Recon Fly Rods for 2014

  New Orvis Recon Rods Mid-priced, award-winning rods are 100% made in USA Manchester, VT (January 2015)— Recon fly rods are a mid-priced fly rod ($425 for freshwater models, $450 for saltwater versions) and offer a big improvement in cosmetics, … Continue reading

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RIO Adds GT Line to Its Tropical Saltwater Series of Fly Lines

      Idaho Falls, Idaho (February 2, 2015) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the GT Line to its tropical saltwater series of lines to easily throw big flies to these notoriously … Continue reading

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