Master Class Monday: How to Know When a Trout Will Take Your Fly

You won’t find numerous trout feeding every time you fish a trout stream, but you do run into this situation, there are ways to find the one trout that is more likely to take your fly. Dave Jensen . . .


You won’t find numerous trout feeding every time you fish a trout stream, but you do run into this situation, there are ways to find the one trout that is more likely to take your fly. Dave Jensen gives us some clues for finding the trout most likely to eat. It’s a great fly-fishing lesson and another example of how observation of fish behavior can help you be a more successful angler.

Watch for further installments of Master Class Monday every week here at Orvis News, in the Advanced Tactics playlist our You Tube Channel, and on the new Advanced section of our Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

Rosemary Turkey with a Cranberry & Pomegranate Glaze

By Eva Kosmas Flores


Photo by Eva Kosmas Flores

Turkey is definitely one of the most versatile proteins around—it tastes great with a very savory accompaniment, but also tastes just as incredible with a very sweet one, or in this case, a sweet-yet-tart one.

By Eva Kosmas Flores


Photo by Eva Kosmas Flores

Turkey is definitely one of the most versatile proteins around—it tastes great with a very savory accompaniment, but also tastes just as incredible with a very sweet one, or in this case, a sweet-yet-tart one. This flavor comes through in the form of a cranberry-based glaze that also incorporates tart wintery pomegranates and is balanced out by a bit of herbal rosemary. I love placing this glaze on the bird because it helps add an extra boost of flavor to what is otherwise typically a slightly mild bird on its own. I also tend to make a little extra to have on the side to serve along with the bird, so that way if someone is really into the glaze they can feel free to go to town drizzling their cut of turkey with as much of it as they’d like.

Ingredients for Turkey

1 whole large turkey, innards removed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried crushed rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups fresh whole cranberries
1 diced sweet onion
4 cups turkey or chicken stock
8 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 bay leaves
aluminum foil

Ingredients for Glaze

3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice

Directions

Step 1
In a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat, bring the honey, white wine, butter, cranberry juice and pomegranate juice to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 2
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Rinse the turkey and pat dry. Vigorously whisk together melted butter, olive oil, rosemary, salt, thyme and black pepper until smooth. Rub the mixture all over the entire outside and inside of the turkey, as well as underneath the breast skin of the bird, taking care not to tear the skin.

Step 3
Evenly distribute the cranberries and onion on the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the turkey in the roasting pan, breast facing up. Stuff (if desired) and tie the turkey’s legs together with cooking twine. Whisk together the turkey stock with 2/3 cup of the glaze and pour the mixture into the roasting pan, around but not over the turkey. Arrange 4 sprigs of rosemary around the bird in the stock and add the bay leaves to the stock in the pan.

Step 4
Tent aluminum foil over the entire roasting pan, leaving 1 inch between the foil and the skin. Leave a small opening in the tent to allow for basting the bird as it cooks.

Step 5
Roast for 30 minutes and then lower the heat to 350 degrees F and continue cooking for 15–20 minutes per pound of turkey. Baste the bird every 20 minutes with the pan drippings and baste the bird with the glaze once per hour. Rotate the roasting pan once every hour to help the bird cook evenly.

Step 6
When the skin of the bird begins to look lightly golden, take the temperature of the turkey, and once it reaches 165 degrees F in the breast, stuffing cavity and thigh, it is safe to eat. If you want to brown the bird a bit more, remove the foil and roast another 10–15 minutes. It will brown very quickly due to the glaze’s sugar content, so keep a close eye on it.

Step 7
Once removed, place the remaining 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary around the turkey for garnish. Allow the bird to rest for 30 minutes before carving and serving.

Recipe Tip
For a juicier, more flavorful bird, brine the turkey the night before. Place the bird in a large stockpot and fill it with a brining solution that contains 1 cup of salt and 1 tablespoon of minced fresh rosemary for every gallon of water. Make sure the turkey is completely submerged in the brining solution and place it in the refrigerator to soak overnight.

Orvis Helios 2 Sweepstakes Official Rules

CONTEST RULES

Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

Promotion Description: The ‘Orvis Helios 2’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 1/28/2016 at 12:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 2/12/2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of The Orvis Company (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.
Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

Prize:
1 winner(s) will receive: 1 Orvis Helios 2 Four Piece Fly Rod (approximate retail value or “ARV”: **$850)

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided. The entry form can be found on the following website at /fly-fishing/

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.
Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of The Orvis Company can be found at https://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=107
Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to The Orvis Company cc: Orvis Recon Giveaway at https://www.orvis.com. Request must be received no later than 48 + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Orvis Company, https://www.orvis.com, social@orvis.com

Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

#OrvisDad Contest Rules

CONTEST RULES:

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on 11/12/15 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) 1/11/16 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a\ registered account for the Instagram application(“Instagram”); and (ii) upload/post/tag at least one (1) original photo on the theme of “OrvisDad” as announced on the OrvisNews website https://www.orvis.com/flyfishing.aspx, with the hashtag “#OrvisDad” (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be created solely by each entrant. Furthermore, entries must comply with Instagram’s terms of use and these Official Rules. If you do not already have an Instagram account, you may download these applications and register for an account. Instagram is free to download and join. An Entry that does not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Once submitted, Entries cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. All Contest entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize during the entire Contest Entry Period. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify such person from the Contest. All entries must be received by January 11, 2016 at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”). There is no limit on the number of entries. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered account holder of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry or the owner of the e-mail address from which the photo was submitted.

Contestant warrants and represents: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the Entry, including all rights therein, and that the Entry has not won any previous awards or competitions; (b) Contestant has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Entry and to grant Sponsor the rights to the Entry, including but not limited to the worldwide copyright; (c) no part of the Entry has been published, or; (d) no rights in the Entry have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s images or if it is determined that the Contestant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to Entry of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any participant at any time.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Prize Judging: All eligible Entries received during the applicable Contest Entry Period will be judged by a select panel of Orvis employees who will serve as judges to determine one (1) winner (“Winner”). The judging will be based on the originality and creativity of the Entry which shall be determined at the judges’ discretion and criteria (“Judging Criteria”). In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the Winner from among such tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Winner and/or award a prize during the Contest Entry Period, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Odds of winning depend on the number, nature and quality of eligible Entries received. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding.

Eligibility: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their states as of the start of the Promotion Period. Employees and directors of The Orvis Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.

Winner Notification: The Winner will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours after determination of the winner by e-mail, phone, mail, or Instagram comment and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents which may be required by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or he/she may be disqualified. Limit one prize per person/household. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to the next alternate winner selected at the time of the drawing.

4. Prizes & Odds of Winning:
(1) $250 Orvis Gift Card (ARV $250)

No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. No more than One (1) prize will be awarded per entrant. Taxes and any other item not listed above is the responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people who enter the contest.

General Rules:
a. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, damaged, incomplete, or illegible for any reason whatsoever, or for any type of electronic failures or malfunctions that may limit a user’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes.
b. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer, related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.
c. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or any type of technical failure destroys the integrity of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, random drawing may be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
d. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized email account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
e. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of these Official Rules. WARNING: Any attempt by an individual or group deliberately to damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute violations, including by seeking damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.
f. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering and participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsors, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes, or any prize-related activity.
g. By accepting a prize, winners agree that Sponsor and its affiliates may use the winner’s name, address (city, state), photograph, statements, video, or other likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes. In addition, winner grants to Sponsors, and its affiliates any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
h. Personal Information: The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found on this site at https://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=107. The information will not be shared with any third parties. The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information will not be shared with any third parties.
i. Sponsor: The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT, 05250

Miscellaneous Conditions: By participating in the Contest, contestants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Contest Period l Rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, and (iii) represents and warrants that he/she will abide by and comply with Instagram’s terms of use. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and void all associated Entries and/or votes.

Releases: By entering the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless Released Parties from all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Contest, or acceptance or use of the prize, the substitution of a prize in accordance with these Official Rules, the administration of the Contest, the operation of the website or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties assume no responsibility for the conduct of any contestant or voter or the responses of anyone appearing in any Entry.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Orvis September Fly Fishing Photo Contest

CONTEST RULES:

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on 9/1/15 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) 9/30/15 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a registered account for the Facebook application (“Facebook”); and (ii) upload/post/ at least one original photo to facebook.com/orvisflyfishing (1) on the theme of “fly fishing for 20 days in September” as announced on the OrvisNews website /flyfishing.aspx, with the hashtags “#OrvisFlyFishing” and “20SeptDays” (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be created solely by each entrant. Furthermore, entries must comply with Facebook’s terms of use and these Official Rules. If you do not already have a Facebook account, you may register for an account; it is free to join. An Entry that does not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Once submitted, Entries cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. All Contest entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize during the entire Contest Entry Period. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify such person from the Contest. All entries must be received by September 30, 2015 at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”). There is no limit on the number of entries. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered account holder of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry or the owner of the e-mail address from which the photo was submitted.

Contestant warrants and represents: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the Entry, including all rights therein, and that the Entry has not won any previous awards or competitions; (b) Contestant has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Entry and to grant Sponsor the rights to the Entry, including but not limited to the worldwide copyright; (c) no part of the Entry has been published, or; (d) no rights in the Entry have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s images or if it is determined that the Contestant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to Entry of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any participant at any time.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Prize Judging: All eligible Entries received during the applicable Contest Entry Period will be judged by a select panel of Orvis employees who will determine a select group of finalists to be judged by fans via Orvis.com/News/Flyfishing. The Orvis panel will judge entries based on the originality and creativity of the Entry which shall be determined at the judges’ discretion and criteria (“Judging Criteria”). In the event of a tie, The Orvis Panel will determine the Winner from among such tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Winner and/or award a prize during the Contest Entry Period, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Odds of winning depend on the number, nature and quality of eligible Entries received. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding.

Eligibility: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their states as of the start of the Promotion Period. Employees and directors of The Orvis Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.

Winner Notification: The Winner will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours after determination of the winner by e-mail, phone, mail, or Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook comment and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents which may be required by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or he/she may be disqualified. Limit one prize per person/household. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to the next alternate winner selected at the time of the drawing.

4. Prizes & Odds of Winning:
(1) Orvis Recon Fly Rod (ARV $450)
(1) Orvis Silver Sonic Covnertible-Top Waders (279)
(2) Orvis Safe Passage Guide Sling Pack (ARV $258)

No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. No more than One (1) prize will be awarded per entrant. Taxes and any other item not listed above is the responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people who enter the contest.

General Rules:
a. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, damaged, incomplete, or illegible for any reason whatsoever, or for any type of electronic failures or malfunctions that may limit a user’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes.
b. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer, related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.
c. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or any type of technical failure destroys the integrity of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, random drawing may be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
d. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized email account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
e. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of these Official Rules. WARNING: Any attempt by an individual or group deliberately to damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute violations, including by seeking damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.
f. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering and participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsors, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes, or any prize-related activity.
g. By accepting a prize, winners agree that Sponsor and its affiliates may use the winner’s name, address (city, state), photograph, statements, video, or other likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes. In addition, winner grants to Sponsors, and its affiliates any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
h. Personal Information: The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found on this site at https://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=107. The information will not be shared with any third parties. The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information will not be shared with any third parties.
i. Sponsor: The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT, 05250

Miscellaneous Conditions: By participating in the Contest, contestants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Contest Period l Rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, and (iii) represents and warrants that he/she will abide by and comply with Instagram’s terms of use. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and void all associated Entries and/or votes.

Releases: By entering the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless Released Parties from all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Contest, or acceptance or use of the prize, the substitution of a prize in accordance with these Official Rules, the administration of the Contest, the operation of the website or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties assume no responsibility for the conduct of any contestant or voter or the responses of anyone appearing in any Entry.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Orvis Raleigh: Loose on the Neuse


Loose on the Neuse July 19th, 2015

We have all heard the expression “load the boat,” but usually we are referring to whatever fish species we are after that day. Just over a week ago, associates at Orvis Raleigh set out to. . .

Written by: TJ Roy & Jon Bash


Loose on the Neuse July 19th, 2015
Photos by TJ Roy

We have all heard the expression “load the boat,” but usually we are referring to whatever fish species we are after that day. Just over a week ago, associates at Orvis Raleigh set out to “load the boat”. . .with trash.

Store Manager Craig Foster and Fishing Manager Jake Thurmond gathered up over 120 people, a group comprising Orvis associates and members of the local community (many of whom were former FF101 students), for a collaborative effort to clean the Neuse River. With the help of local paddle companies Frog Hollow and Paddle Creek, the group set out in canoes and kayaks to rid the river of trash and debris.


Filling up Frog Hollow and Paddle Creek canoes one bag at a time…

The plan was simple: have all participants park at the take-out, where the wrap-up party was staged. The paddle companies shuttled participants to the put-in, where they boarded canoes or walked the banks armed with trash bags and scoured the river for trash and debris. By noon, everyone had made it safely to the take-out, where the trash was collected and the party began.

Talk about “filling the boat”, the participants cleared the river of an impressive amount of trash:

  • 89 full bags of garbage
  • 2 bikes, 2 chairs, 1 table
  • Tires, tires, and more tires
  • 1 BBQ Grill
  • 1 sunken dock and a few hundred pounds of lumber
  • And 1 tractor drive shaft

Volunteers and their families enjoy the wrap-up party festivities

Craig and Jake organized the wonderful wrap-up party to follow up the day on the water. Activities included a casting course, yard games, and a day’s-end raffle. Sweetwater Brewing Company donated beer and prizes, and raffle-ticket sales raised over $1,500 for the Upper Neuse Riverkeepers.

A special thanks to local community and Orvis Fly Fishing 101 students for joining us and their continued passion for enjoying and protecting our great outdoor resources.

Carpocalypse Rules 2015

CONTEST RULES:

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 1:00:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on 6/13/15 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) 6/28/15 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a\ registered account for the Instagram application or Facebook application (“Instagram”, “Facebook”); and (ii) upload/post/tag at least one (1) original photo on the theme of “#carpocalypse2015” as announced on Orvis Portland’s Constant Contact Event page https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/, with the hashtag “#carpocalypse2015” and sponsor tags as announced on Orvis Portland’s Constant Contact Event page https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/ (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be created solely by each entrant. Furthermore, entries must comply with Instagram’s and or Facebook’s terms of use and these Official Rules. If you do not already have an Instagram or Facebook account, you may download these applications and register for an account. Instagram and Facebook are free to download and join. An Entry that does not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Once submitted, Entries cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. All Contest entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize during the entire Contest Entry Period. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify such person from the Contest. All entries must be received by June 28, 2015 at 11:59:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”). There is no limit on the number of entries. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered account holder of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry or the owner of the e-mail address from which the photo was submitted.

Contestant warrants and represents: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the Entry, including all rights therein, and that the Entry has not won any previous awards or competitions; (b) Contestant has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Entry and to grant Sponsor the rights to the Entry, including but not limited to the worldwide copyright; (c) no part of the Entry has been published, or; (d) no rights in the Entry have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s images or if it is determined that the Contestant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to Entry of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any participant at any time.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Prize Judging: All eligible Entries received during the applicable Contest Entry Period will be judged by a select panel of Orvis employees who will serve as judges to determine one (1) winner (“Winner”). The judging will be based on the originality and creativity of the Entry which shall be determined at the judges’ discretion and criteria (“Judging Criteria”). In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the Winner from among such tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Winner and/or award a prize during the Contest Entry Period, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Odds of winning depend on the number, nature and quality of eligible Entries received. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding.

Eligibility: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their states as of the start of the Promotion Period. Employees and directors of The Orvis Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.

Winner Notification: The Winner will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours after determination of the winner by e-mail, phone, mail, or Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook comment and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents which may be required by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or he/she may be disqualified. Limit one prize per person/household. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to the next alternate winner selected at the time of the drawing.

4. Prizes & Odds of Winning:
(1) Helios 2 8-weight 9′ Fly Rod (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $850)
(1) Recon 8-weight 9′ Fly Rod (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $450)
(1) Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $290)

No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. No more than One (1) prize will be awarded per entrant. Taxes and any other item not listed above is the responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people who enter the contest.

General Rules:
a. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, damaged, incomplete, or illegible for any reason whatsoever, or for any type of electronic failures or malfunctions that may limit a user’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes.
b. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer, related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.
c. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or any type of technical failure destroys the integrity of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, random drawing may be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
d. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized email account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
e. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of these Official Rules. WARNING: Any attempt by an individual or group deliberately to damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute violations, including by seeking damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.
f. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering and participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsors, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes, or any prize-related activity.
g. By accepting a prize, winners agree that Sponsor and its affiliates may use the winner’s name, address (city, state), photograph, statements, video, or other likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes. In addition, winner grants to Sponsors, and its affiliates any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
h. Personal Information: The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found on this site at https://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=107. The information will not be shared with any third parties. The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information will not be shared with any third parties.
i. Sponsor: Orivs Portland, 7495 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, OR, 05250

Miscellaneous Conditions: By participating in the Contest, contestants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Contest Period l Rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, and (iii) represents and warrants that he/she will abide by and comply with Instagram’s terms of use. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and void all associated Entries and/or votes.

Releases: By entering the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless Released Parties from all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Contest, or acceptance or use of the prize, the substitution of a prize in accordance with these Official Rules, the administration of the Contest, the operation of the website or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties assume no responsibility for the conduct of any contestant or voter or the responses of anyone appearing in any Entry.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.

#OrvisFlyTyingContest Instagram Contest Rules

(ENTER THE CONTEST HERE)

CONTEST RULES:

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on 1/19/16 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) 2/8/16 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a\ registered account for the Instagram application (“Instagram”); and (ii) upload/post/tag at least one (1) original photo on the theme of “OrvisFlyTyingContest” as announced on the OrvisNews website https://www.orvisnews.com/hunting.aspx, with the hashtag “#OrvisFlyTyingContest” (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be created solely by each entrant. Furthermore, entries must comply with Instagram’s terms of use and these Official Rules. If you do not already have an Instagram, you may download the Instagram application and register for an account. Instagram is free to download and join. An Entry that does not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Once submitted, Entries cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. All Contest entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize during the entire Contest Entry Period. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify such person from the Contest. All entries must be received by February 8, 2016 at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”). There is no limit on the number of entries. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered account holder of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry or the owner of the e-mail address from which the photo was submitted.

Contestant warrants and represents: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the Entry, including all rights therein, and that the Entry has not won any previous awards or competitions; (b) Contestant has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Entry and to grant Sponsor the rights to the Entry, including but not limited to the worldwide copyright; (c) no part of the Entry has been published, or; (d) no rights in the Entry have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s images or if it is determined that the Contestant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to Entry of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any participant at any time.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Prize Judging: All eligible Entries received during the applicable Contest Entry Period will be judged by a select panel of Orvis employees who will serve as judges to determine one (1) winner (“Winner”). The judging will be based on the originality and creativity of the Entry which shall be determined at the judges’ discretion and criteria (“Judging Criteria”). In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the Winner from among such tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Winner and/or award a prize during the Contest Entry Period, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Odds of winning depend on the number, nature and quality of eligible Entries received. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding.

Eligibility: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their states as of the start of the Promotion Period. Employees and directors of The Orvis Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.

Winner Notification: The Winner will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours after determination of the winner by e-mail, phone, mail, or Instagram comment or direct message and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents which may be required by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or he/she may be disqualified. Limit one prize per person/household. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to the next alternate winner selected at the time of the drawing.

4. Prizes & Odds of Winning:
Grand Prize: Winning fly sold in Orvis catalog.
Second Prize: One (1) Regal Revolution Traditional Head and Base Vise ARV $550.00
Third Prize: One (1) Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit ARV $189.00

No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. No more than One (1) prize will be awarded per entrant. Taxes and any other item not listed above is the responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people who enter the contest.

General Rules:
a. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, damaged, incomplete, or illegible for any reason whatsoever, or for any type of electronic failures or malfunctions that may limit a user’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes.
b. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer, related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.
c. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or any type of technical failure destroys the integrity of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, random drawing may be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
d. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized email account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
e. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of these Official Rules. WARNING: Any attempt by an individual or group deliberately to damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute violations, including by seeking damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.
f. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering and participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsors, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes, or any prize-related activity.
g. By accepting a prize, winners agree that Sponsor and its affiliates may use the winner’s name, address (city, state), photograph, statements, video, or other likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes. In addition, winner grants to Sponsors, and its affiliates any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
h. Personal Information: The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found on this site at https://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=107. The information will not be shared with any third parties. The personal information you provide will be used to administer this Sweepstakes, to notify the winners, and for promotional purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s PrivacyPolicy. The information will not be shared with any third parties.
i. Sponsor: The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT, 05250

Miscellaneous Conditions: By participating in the Contest, contestants (i) agree to be bound by these OfficiaContest Perios l Rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, and (iii) represents and warrants that he/she will abide by and comply with Instagram’s terms of use. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and void all associated Entries and/or votes.

Releases: By entering the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless Released Parties from all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Contest, or acceptance or use of the prize, the substitution of a prize in accordance with these Official Rules, the administration of the Contest, the operation of the website or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties assume no responsibility for the conduct of any contestant or voter or the responses of anyone appearing in any Entry.