“My wife told me to buy every color” – The Trout Bum Quarter Zip Sweatshirt

Visually appealing and highly functional. That is my motto when it is comes to my wardrobe, whether it is a work shirt or a fishing jacket. And it is a real advantage to me to have an article of clothing that you can wear in the office and on the river. The Trout Bum Quarter-Zip fills both these requirements, which make it a real winner. The wool/polyester Polartec Power Dry fabric provides great breathability and light insulation making it an ideal piece under a wading jacket on cool days. The attractive styling and colors are ideal over a dress shirt or when the air conditioning is cranked up in the office. As added bonus, this is the only article of clothing that I own that my wife told me to buy every color offered. How often does that happen?

Read more and purchase the Orvis Trout Bum Quarter Zip, here.

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“The perfect travel companion!” Orvis Scrunch Cloth Shirt Jacket and Capri Pants

Our innovative, subtly puckered Scrunch Cloth, has become
our customers’ favorite travel fabric.

I love the Scrunch Cloth Shirt Jacket and Scrunch Cloth Capri Pants —or anything Scrunch Cloth for that matter—for travel. They hang in my closet ready to go at a moment’s notice. They fold easily, take up barely any space, and come out of my suitcase ready to wear. Very easy to wear and polished looking for a full day at a meeting or trade show, then dressed up with jewelry or a fun scarf for an evening out.

The seersucker texture means they stay very cool and comfortable (even in Atlanta in July). They are easy to wash out in a hotel sink, and they dry in a flash. I own many different pieces. The perfect travel companion!

The Capri Pants feature wide legs accented
with a cute button detail at the hem.

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Orvis Bullhide Briefcase: “My elegant bullhide is with me wherever I go.”

I was excited to order the Bullhide Leather Extra-Capacity Briefcase after fell in love with it after seeing it in person at the Orvis store in Manchester, Vermont. Sure it’s a nice bag, and sure it’s a nice laptop tote, but to me it’s more. . .a prized symbol of my adulthood. Let me explain:

Growing up, my family would travel all over, and in the airports and in transit I’d see these grown people moving around with their important documents and their computers. The grandeur of their purpose in their line of work was highlighted by their attire, but more so by their briefcases. Now, on the road quite a bit for my own business in the wedding circuit, my elegant bullhide is with me wherever I go. Not only does it protect my laptop, its components and my paperwork, but the embossed tag with my name on it has made it more than just an accessory to me. It’s a milestone mark, staking claim to my adulthood. As I continue to be on the road quite a bit, the child inside rides with me with the soft-spoken words “We did it.” I love my Orvis Bullhide Briefcase.

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Ultimate Upland Chaps: “Our wingshooting guides wear them in the field daily.”

Highland Hills

The crew at highland Hills Ranch, in Condon, Oregon, hunts long and hard
during the season, and they love the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

photo courtesy Highland Hills Ranch

Here at Highland Hills Ranch, we are constantly recommending the Orvis Ultimate Upland Chaps to our guests. Our wingshooting guides can be found wearing them in the field daily. The waterproof feature makes them great when walking through the early morning dew and prevents wet pant legs for the rest of the day. Our guides appreciate the lightweight yet durable construction that makes these chaps a “go to” item for them. Another feature that we love is they are breathable yet waterproof, unlike so many others. The wash-and-wear factor makes them easy to clean and maintain. This year, a couple of the guides finally “retired” theirs after 3 years of very heavy use! It is common for us to re-stock our pro shop several times each season with these chaps, due to their popularity.

Click here to learn more and see a video about the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

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Great Fly-Fishing Deals Until December 9th!

FF Holiday Sale

Black Friday, Black Schmiday. (Okay, that didn’t quite work, but you get the idea.) Orvis Fly-Fishing is offering great deals every day for the next two weeks. The products will change each day, so if you’re not interested in today’s discounts, check back tomorrow for two new deals. Even better, Hydros reels are $50 off until the day after Christmas. ‘Tis the season.

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Orvis New York store at 489 Fifth Ave. is open!

Just in time for the holidays, our new store at 489 Fifth Avenue is open! The new location has a full ladies department, and carries men’s apparel, Barbour, and luggage. Our existing store at 522 Fifth Avenue remains open, carrying fishing & hunting, men’s apparel, Barbour and luggage. We look forward to greeting you and helping you with your holiday shopping.

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The Softest Blanket Ever: Magic!

Remember your favorite stuffed animal? Now imagine him or her as a blanket. That’s pretty much the best way to describe how super soft and cozy these blankets really are.

I purchased the Softest Blanket Ever a couple of years ago. I didn’t really need another blanket, but I had heard so many wonderful comments that I had to try it. I’m SOOOO glad I did.

It comes in very neutral colors and blends with any decor and really lives up to its hype. It really is super SOFT and my “go-to” on cool evenings watching TV or when I’m not feeling well and need a hug. My cat, Angel sees it coming up over my legs and bounds for her spot in my lap. Works every time.

It’s lightweight enough for not-so-cold weather and yet incredibly warm when needed. Magic!

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The Orvis Superfine Rod Series: Flat Out Sexy

Some of nature’s loveliest creatures are also some of its smallest. With the Superfine Touch 601-3, you can leave the big world behind, find a tiny mountain stream, and focus instead on the vibrant blue halos and ivory-tipped fins of brook trout no larger than your hand.

The Orvis Superfine line of rods is flat-out sexy. Borrowing a lot of technology from the legendary Helios rod lineup, this rod is surgical on waters that require precise dry fly presentations in tight quarters. You typically sacrifice accuracy and precision for feel with full flex rods, but this is not at all the case with this rod. It is as precise at 50 feet as it is at 10 and you have all the added benefits and feel that a full flex rod offers. Those wild 6-12 inch fish feel like Steelhead on the end of this rod, but it controls the fish like a champ — unlike some of the other full flex rods I have used in the past.

I love the traditional look of the rod, and with the legendary CFO reel, it is truly has the look and feel of a traditional trout setup but with the benefits of modern technology.

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Montana Morning® Vintage Polo: “An old standby”

Soak up relaxing afternoons in the breathable comfort of our newest cotton polo shirt for men. Made from 7.75-oz. pure cotton in a classic jersey knit, this shirt has a broken-in look and feel that you’ll love with jeans or shorts; richly detailed, this shirt has gold railroad-stitch detail, Orvis embroidery on the left cuff, and exclusive jumping-trout buttons.

While I have enjoyed numerous Orvis products over the years, the Orvis Montana Morning Vintage Polo remains my favorite; an old stand-by. The versatility, comfort, and style simply cannot be matched. Suitable for the golf course or on deck, the soft timeless feel always delivers. The pewter-style buttons with the Orvis logo and fish also make this a classic. This is a marquee item. Enjoy the journey.

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