This blog features the best articles, photos, videos, and news that we can find from around the world that support the Orvis Lifestyle.

An Afternoon in the Sugar House

Written by: Michael Gardner, Fifth Generation Vermonter First Generation Sugar maker


The author, Michael Gardner and daughter, Edie, spend an afternoon in the sugarhouse.
Photo by Kendra Gardner

With Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend approaching on April 2 and 3, it seems prudent to offer our non-native visitor and sheltered locals a brief guide to maple syrup. . . .

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Sorting It All Out

Written by: Debra Carr Brox


March is the time for spring cleaning, Getting my fly boxes in order is a monumental task.
Photo by Debra Carr Brox

Every March, in anticipation of the fishing season ahead, I organize my fly boxes. It’s a monumental task. Not only are the boxes in disarray, but there are wool patches, hats, . . .

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Casting for Recovery: Life-Changing Moments


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Connie Burke and friend grab a little gusto!
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life for women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Orvis is proud to be a founding sponsor.

No one can explain the therapeutic value of a Casting for Recovery retreat better than the women who have participated. Last summer Connie Burke was one of those participants….

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