Announcing the Winners of Our Recon Test Cast Contest

Thanks to everyone who got out to their nearest Orvis retail store or dealer last month to test cast a Recon rod. It’s always fun to try out a new rod, isn’t it? It’s even more fun when you could win some awesome gear, including a limited edition Recon CFO Reel.

We’ve hit the random button to choose the four grand-prize winners who entered our Recon test-cast contest, and here they are!

Don MacGillivray of Windsor, CT writes: “I grew up fishing the Battenkill in Arlington and Manchester, VT. Some of my earliest memories are fishing the Battenkill with my father. Now a days I enjoy fishing the upper Farmington River for trout, Big Lake and Grand Lake Stream in Washington County, ME, and salt water on Martha‚Äôs Vineyard.”
Photo courtesy Don MacGillivray


James Odasso of Montclair, VA writes: “I typically fish during the summer months on the Shenandoah, Potomac, and Rappahannock rivers and during the winter on streams in the Shenandoah National Park like the Rapidan, Big Run and the Conway Rivers. I love getting out into the woods, hearing the water move over the rocks, catching a beautiful brook trout or smallmouth bass, and spending time with good friends.”
Photo courtesy James Odasso


Hakan Forsmark of New York, NY writes: “I’m new to fly fishing and have been taking courses at Orvis here in Manhattan. My wife and I are planning to make fly fishing our no. 1 hobby when we return to Sweden.”
Photo courtesy Hakan Forsmark


Peter Dove of Mechanicsville, VA writes: ” My fishing history is short…I took the Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes this past spring and I was hooked. I just recently bought my first outfit which is why I tested the Recon rod. Now I’m just looking for more opportunities to go fishing”
Photo courtesy Peter Dove


Thanks to everyone who participated!

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