Developing a product and getting it on the shelves of a store or the pages of our catalog and website is merely one step of many in the life of a successful Orvis product. Of the thousands of products Orvis has developed in more than a century-and-a-half, many hundreds of them have become customer favorites. And many of these favorites have achieved this status due in large part to customer comments and reviews. In short, it’s our customers who, by commenting on the good (and bad) attributes of our products, ensure their success.Read More
Thanksgiving Film Festival
Fly Fishing short from John Griber on Vimeo.
As you sit around trying to digest your seventh piece of pumpkin pie tomorrow, exercise your eyes with some great videos that will have you dreaming of wetting a line. Have a great holiday, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. (Three more videos after the jump.)Read More
The Tom Rosenbauer Thanksgiving-Break Trivia Challenge!
Last week we ran my first trivia quiz (if you have not yet taken it, you still can, here)and the response was fantastic. Let’s see if you do as well on this one. Click on the banner with my picture, below and good luck!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!Read More
Trout Unlimited Podcast- Upcoming Important Legislation for Anglers
Chris Wood, TU’s President and CEO, talks with Steve Moyer,TU’s Vice President of Government Affairs, about upcoming legislation that is important to sportsmen. Steve gives an insider’s look into lobbying in Washington, D.C.—how it works and how people who care about trout and salmon can make their voices heard.
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New Farm Added to Harpole’s Upland Program
Gary Harpole of Harpole’s Heartland Lodge and I were talking Friday, and he was pretty enthusiastic about a new 450-acre farm that he just added to the other 2,000 acres in his upland program.
“This is all CRP land in native grasses and has been managed for wild quail in the past. It has gently rolling hills and some tree lines and fencerows, and has that kind of ‘hunting Uncle Charlie’s’ farm feel to it. It’s only ten minutes away, and we’ve been improving it with food plots. Our upland hunters. . .Read More
Good Ol’ PA Steel
photo by Greg Senyo
Scott Hawkins and his son Carter fished Pennsylvania’s Elk Creek with guide Greg Senyo Last week, and got into some good fish, as this photo attests. I think Carter’s smile pretty much says it all. Read More
In the Loop 11.22.10
Mark’s first striper on a fly – Lake Lanier from henry cowen on Vimeo.
Georgia-based (but Brooklyn-born) fly-fishing guide Henry Cowenfilms a client catching his first striped bass on a fly one morning on Lake Lanier. The first minute or so offers a great view of a pod of. . .Read More
The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Fly Tying 101 (and we get a great email)
As Tom was sitting down to tape this episode we got an email from a listener that made us all smile regarding his daughter, April’s first fly (see her work below!). Tom reads it in this episode and it was good timing as in this edition Tom lays out the basics of what you need to get into fly tying as a great addition to your fly fishing experience… but don’t get into it thinking you’re going to save money on flies!
Good lighting, a comfortable seat, reading glasses and this podcast episode are a great start to a rewarding, lifelong hobby.
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In the Loop 11.18.10
The 2011 International Fly Fishing Film Festival ( IF4 ) Commercial from Nick Pujic on Vimeo.
Out with the old fly-fishing film festival and in with the new! This week, the now International Fly Fishing Film Festival launched a new Web site and released a teaser. Check the schedule to see when it’s coming to a theater near you.Read More
The First Tom Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge!
So, you think you know your stuff? Take my quiz by clicking the banner below and let’s see how you do. Challenge your friends to beat your score. We’ll post the cumulative results next week. No Google cheating!Read More