Video: Finding Community in Fly Fishing

Over the past couple of years, Orvis has been working with an organization called Brown Folks Fishing to help make fly fishing more inclusive and representative of the American population. The group’s founder, Tracy Nguyen-Chung, was presented . . .

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5 Questions with Capt. Sally Ann Black

Tucked in the bottom corner of the Lone Star State, Baffin Bay is home to trophy-size seatrout and redfish, drawing anglers from around the country. (Not to be confused with Canada’s Baffin Bay, thousands of miles to the north.) Capt. Sally Ann Black has . . .

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Book Excerpt: Preserving the Heritage of Women Fly Fishers

Theodore Gordon’s fly fishing companion was often a woman, although due in part to the social mores of the time little is known about her. Margaret Penn, the daughter of William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania, was also an early flyfisher in the . . .

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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Trouble on the Deschutes

During my time on the 5 Rivers Odyssey, I was tasked with being in charge of the greater Deschutes area, a place that I became very close to over the course of a week. Our time on the Deschutes River was spent with numerous stakeholders—from fly . . .

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Photos: How Do You Know She’s “The One”?

During our engagement, my wife and I discovered our mutual love for fly fishing. It was the perfect way for us to spend our weekends, doing what we love: being active and spending time out in nature. We live in Clemson, South Carolina, and usually . . .

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Photos and Story: 50/50 on the Water at Lee’s Ferry

The first thing my friend Michael and I are often asked by friends and strangers is, “How do you convince your wives to come on these fly fishing trips with you?” Our answer is easy: Holly and Courtney are anglers. When we introduced them to the . . .

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11 Questions with Two of the Orvis Women Behind 50/50 on the Water

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Christine Atkins (left) and Jackie Kutzer are the faces of the new Orvis-led initiative, and they’re responsible for much of the heavy lifting, as well.
Photo by Kami Swingle, TwoFisted Heart Productions, via orvis.com

Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .

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