Meet the 2016 Orvis Breaking Barriers Award Recipient

Written by: Simon Perkins, Orvis Adventures


Nelli Williams works to help Alaska’s young people take advantage of their home state’s natural resources.
Photo courtesy Nelli Williams

In 2015, the Breaking Barriers Awards were created to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to bring new blood into fly fishing, to break down the barriers of introduction. Last. . .

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Photo: “Orvis Girls” on the Run in Southwestern Montana

Written by: Maggie Mae Stone and Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff


Maggie (left) and Jenny shared a three-day tour of some of Montana’s iconic trout waters.
Photos by Maggie Mae Stone and Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

We are #orvisgirls

The genesis of this was two years ago in Missoula, Montana at the Orvis Guide Rendevous. In a very male-dominated sport, it was no surprise that the few talented and able female anglers. . .

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Video: “Seasons of the Stone” Teaser

Here’s a great trailer for for an upcoming production called “Seasons of the Stone,” which will follow a group of ten female anglers across three states and 1,000 miles in the Greater. . .

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Photos: Into the Arizona Wilderness for Gila Trout

Written by: Tyler Coleman


Wild Gila trout are among the rarest trout in the U.S., found only in Arizona and New Mexico.
Photos by Tyler Coleman

Here are a few pictures from our trip spent chasing native wild trout in a remote creek in Arizona. After many setbacks–one being a major car accident that had shutdown the freeway, causing. . .

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Casting for Recovery: Life-Changing Moments


Connie Burke and friend grab a little gusto!
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life for women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Orvis is proud to be a founding sponsor.

No one can explain the therapeutic value of a Casting for Recovery retreat better than the women who have participated. Last summer Connie Burke was one of those participants….

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