This blog features Orvis products that our associates or our customers particularly enjoy or appreciate for their quality, utility, and comfort.

Orvis Fatwood: “Efficient, effective and economical”

Cut from the resin-saturated heartwood found in the stumps of ancient longleaf pines, our fatwood fire starter burns with a hot, aromatic pine flame that makes it perfect kindling for wood fires, whether in the woodstove, hearth, or campsite.

Just been looking through the Products We Love posts with my colleagues today. Great stories and pictures, really brings things to life. Only today I was telling a customer how much I like Orvis Fatwood. For us here in the uplands of Northern Britain we sit by real fires most of the year round, either at home in the evening or maybe camping in the hills and Orvis Fatwood is a reliable firelighter that serves like no other. The sticks are clean, easy to store and handle leaving no paraffin odour due to the high level of natural pine resin. They’re efficient, effective and economical. There are also a great gift and thing of interest to friends and neighbours – I’ll never want to run out!


The Softest Blanket Ever: Magic!

Remember your favorite stuffed animal? Now imagine him or her as a blanket. That’s pretty much the best way to describe how super soft and cozy these blankets really are.

I purchased the Softest Blanket Ever a couple of years ago. I didn’t really need another blanket, but I had heard so many wonderful comments that I had to try it. I’m SOOOO glad I did.

It comes in very neutral colors and blends with any decor and really lives up to its hype. It really is super SOFT and my “go-to” on cool evenings watching TV or when I’m not feeling well and need a hug. My cat, Angel sees it coming up over my legs and bounds for her spot in my lap. Works every time.

It’s lightweight enough for not-so-cold weather and yet incredibly warm when needed. Magic!


The Orvis Superfine Rod Series: Flat Out Sexy

Some of nature’s loveliest creatures are also some of its smallest. With the Superfine Touch 601-3, you can leave the big world behind, find a tiny mountain stream, and focus instead on the vibrant blue halos and ivory-tipped fins of brook trout no larger than your hand.

The Orvis Superfine line of rods is flat-out sexy. Borrowing a lot of technology from the legendary Helios rod lineup, this rod is surgical on waters that require precise dry fly presentations in tight quarters. You typically sacrifice accuracy and precision for feel with full flex rods, but this is not at all the case with this rod. It is as precise at 50 feet as it is at 10 and you have all the added benefits and feel that a full flex rod offers. Those wild 6-12 inch fish feel like Steelhead on the end of this rod, but it controls the fish like a champ — unlike some of the other full flex rods I have used in the past.

I love the traditional look of the rod, and with the legendary CFO reel, it is truly has the look and feel of a traditional trout setup but with the benefits of modern technology.


Montana Morning® Vintage Polo: “An old standby”

Soak up relaxing afternoons in the breathable comfort of our newest cotton polo shirt for men. Made from 7.75-oz. pure cotton in a classic jersey knit, this shirt has a broken-in look and feel that you’ll love with jeans or shorts; richly detailed, this shirt has gold railroad-stitch detail, Orvis embroidery on the left cuff, and exclusive jumping-trout buttons.

While I have enjoyed numerous Orvis products over the years, the Orvis Montana Morning Vintage Polo remains my favorite; an old stand-by. The versatility, comfort, and style simply cannot be matched. Suitable for the golf course or on deck, the soft timeless feel always delivers. The pewter-style buttons with the Orvis logo and fish also make this a classic. This is a marquee item. Enjoy the journey.


Leaf Pattern Water Trapper Mats: “I’m only sorry I didn’t buy one sooner.”

Used in homes and in the hotel industry, these thirsty polypropylene mats effortlessly take the worst that any season can dish out.

Tired of looking at an industrial looking mat inside my front door to protect my wood floor from the mess of the winter slush and snow, spring mud,summer dirt, I bought the Leaf Pattern Water Trapper Mat. Not only does it enhance my front entrance with its rich appearance, but it works just as well, or better than “old ugly” (my former mat)!

The dark brown color I chose is deep and beautiful. The leaf pattern is not only decorative, but it helps trap the water, dirt and debris tracked in by people and pets. I’m only sorry I didn’t buy one sooner!