Author Archives: Jared Zissu

Photos: Reports from Beaver Island, a.k.a. Carp Mecca


Written by: Jared Zissu

Shawn Combs has a religious moment with a Beaver Island carp.
Photo by John Arnold; photo illustration by Jared Zissu

Life in the fly-fishing industry can be pretty hectic. We all love to go fishing on our days off, but we don’t often get a chance to spend time with others in our industry. When Cameron Mortenson, . . .

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Photo of the Day: Orvis Intern Sets Vermont State Record?


Written by: Jared Zissu

Ian holds up his trophy fish, perhaps the only record he will ever hold.
Photo by Jared Zissu

On Thursday evening after work, Orvis marketing intern Ian Conde experienced an epic fishing moment. Stalking a beautiful trout stream in the Green Mountains of Vermont, he spotted. . .

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Story: Summer Intern Seeks Redemption on the Battenkill


Written by: Jared Zissu

Jared’s “hero shots” were really “dumbass selfies,” much to his chagrin.
Photos by Jared Zissu

My redemption trip to the Battenkill began at 3:30 this morning. (Read about my previous Battenkill failure story.) Rolling out of bed after a solid three hours of rest, I fumbled around for my. . .

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