Some of the biggest names in the fly-fishing press—of both the online and “dead tree” variety—get ready to tour the Orvis Rod Shop in manchester, Vermont. How many can you name?
All photos by Brian O’Keefe
Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business is the ability to combine work and fun so easily. Lucky for us, the great photographer Brian O’Keefe, of Catch Magazine, was on hand, and he shot these cool photos during both parts of the trip.
Orvis Product Developer Shawn Combs demonstrates the flex of a fiberglass blank.
A handful of blank sections.
Forming a cork grip.
The stress-test machine in action.
Tom shows off one of the new fiberglass rods for the fly-fisherazzi.
Sitting on the bank, waiting for a hatch.
Ted Leeson, author of The Habit of Rivers
and writer for Fly Rod & Reel,
works a riffle.
Morning fog makes for eerie quiet.
A beautiful Catskills brown trout that fell for a Sulfur dry fly.
Big, black streamers worked well, too.
Casting above the mist.
A big rainbow takes a bug off the surface.