Vest vs. Sling Pack vs. Hip Pack vs. Backpack and More

Which options fit your needs?
Pack options for anglers have exploded over the last decade or so, and vests have become lighter and more comfortable, with more technical features. With such a variety of tackle-storage . . .
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Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy: The Future of Fly Fishing

Youth learn what it takes to become guides Photo by Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy
By Jon Bash The future of some of Alaska’s best salmon and trout waters is in great hands. The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy has taken its annual youth program to the Kulik Lodge in the Katmai National Park. Becoming a fly fishing guide involves more than just fishing; students learn skills from fly tying to cooking shore lunches for clients....
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Meet the Winner of the 2013 Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award

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Kowalski has never tired of showing the wonders of Montana to his clients. photo by Simon Perkins


[Editor's Note: At the recent 2013 Orvis Guide rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, guide John Kowalski was awarded the second annual Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award. Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins offered these remarks at the event.]

Last year, we introduced a new award, the Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award. We are honored to carry this tradition forward and once again recognize the passion, dedication, and commitment displayed by one of the most influential guides to ever don waders and chase after birds.


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