Vote In Our “#DadOutdoors” Photo Contest—and You Could Win, Too!

A couple weeks ago, we asked you to post your best photos of dads outdoors on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win one of three great fly rods: a Helios 3, a Recon, or a Clearwater model. We received hundreds of great images, and from those we’ve chosen our ten finalists. Now you get to help pick the winner.

Take a gander at the top 10 photos in the widget below (click on each image for a larger version), and then choose your three favorites. The photographer whose image receives the most total votes will win the Helios 3, while second place gets a Recon, and third place a Clearwater..

We’ll also give a pair of Orvis Nippers to one randomly selected voter at the end of the voting. To be eligible to win the nippers, you MUST leave a comment about the photos in the comments section below. (That’s the only way we’ll know who you are, since the poll widget doesn’t collect data on voters.)

Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, June 16. We will announce the winners on Father’s Day, June 17. So choose your three favorites, and then leave a comment!


Don’t forget to leave your comment!
Click here for the full contest rules and conditions.
The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the USA who are 18 or older. (We apologize to our readers in Canada and overseas; Click here for an explanation of why we have to do this.)

99 thoughts on “Vote In Our “#DadOutdoors” Photo Contest—and You Could Win, Too!”

  1. Congrats to all the finalist!!! Happy Father’s day! I’m taking my son fishing sunday! Orvis wonderful competition! Keep up the quality work! #OrvisDad #dadoutdoors

    1. They are all great entries though I am partial to the one with Father and Daughter planting a garden together. To me it signifies that there are so many opportunities for teaching moments.

  2. It’s a joy to see how the love of the outdoors, and particularly flyfishing, are being passed down. Glad to see all the entries.

  3. Numbers 2,4 and 5 are beutoful pictures of those awesome dad adventures I have not been able to have however exceptionally lucky to have two little boys I will be able to teach.

  4. I liked Fredy’s, Mike’s and Greg’s pictures because they show a father and a young child in each one.

  5. Great photos! Some really fabulous shots. It’s too bad we can’t get more minorities to be involved in the outdoors. I really like what you are doing with the #5050on the water campaign. Maybe one day we’ll get more representation of minorities in fly fishing than we do today.

  6. These being back memories of my husband and son. Husband is up in Heaven dishing now but my son is still here on Earth to enjoy the sport. Good luck to everyone and enjoy life.

  7. These being back memories of my husband and son. Husband is up in Heaven fishing now but my son is still here on Earth to enjoy the sport. Good luck to everyone and enjoy life.

  8. Nobody is a loser in this contest because all photographs are excellent. Shame they all couldn’t win

  9. Some really good photos there, I’m going to take my 4 year old fishing this fathers day he can’t wait, he’s been out with the orvis practicaster and he is getting there

  10. Love the contest! It was SOOO hard to pick only 3, it’s great to see dads sharing their love for the outdoors with their children.

  11. There are some really good ones was kinda hard to choose . But I finally did .hope the winners have a hreat time with there new fly rods.

  12. Great pictures on all of these! Really hard to pick 3, but I’m partial to kids so that helps. 🙂

  13. So fun! So thankful that my dad taught me to fish when i was barely able to walk! Now I’ve transitioned from powerbait to wooly buggers! And now, I get to teach my father how to fly fish!

  14. Wonderful way to showcase father and child relationship. Brings back memories of my dad and the times we spent outdoors. Keep up the good work. Happy Father’s Day to all the men out there trying to make a difference.

  15. Beautiful photos. I feel a bit emotional because this brings me fond memories of always bringing my four children fishing all the time while they were young. I tip my hat to all these fine young fathers.

  16. Happy Fathers Day! Good luck to the finalists! Just started fly fishing. Excited to be teaching my daughters the art and tradition.

  17. Great to see all the fathers and their children enjoying quality time in the outdoors and passing down traditions. Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

  18. Cute photos. Love the one with the little girl and the Jack!! Kudos to all these dads for getting their kids outdoors and teaching them about the water.

  19. great photos! love seeing Father getting the kids outdoors, not something they can do while looking at a cell phone

  20. good luck to everyone. amazing photos & congrats to who ever wins that Helios 3! Its the best fishing rod EVER

  21. Nothing greater than instilling a love for nature in your son or daughter, something they grow to love with each day of their lives. Great photos. Thank you for sharing with us.

  22. Lost my dad this past September to cancer. He was my fly-fishing buddy. Have a lot of good memories on the water fly fishing with him. Miss him like crazy. Hug your dads tomorrow and let them know how much you appreciate them.

  23. These are all awesome Happy Fathers Day to all the great dads out there that teach our future sportsmen and sportswomen. Being the father of two myself ad knowing my son and daughter love the outdoors as I do I can say this Kudos to all you great dads.

  24. As one of the Dads who had a picture submitted by his daughter, there is no better feeling than having her call up and say let’s go fly fishing. We spent the day before Father’s Day floating a new section of river. I’m so flattered to have our picture shared with everyone, it is a special place that has been shared with special people; none more special than my daughter.

    Thank you Orvis for making my daughter feel welcome to the sport of fly fishing. Your 50/50 On the Water is making an impact.

  25. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

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