Tag Archives: women

Casting for Recovery/Orvis Challenge


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Orvis helps CfR kick off their retreat season
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery┬« (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants….

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Casting for Recovery: Life-Changing Moments


Written by: Daryl Kenny

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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Casting for Recovery: A Celebration


Mary Jane Edwards (r) & friend celebrate
Photo by CFR

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in celebration of the brave women and men who battle this dreadful disease, we’d like to share with you the remarkable journal of…

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First Ever Women’s Fly-Fishing Forum at 2013 Somerset Fly-Fishing Show

Somerset Forum

The panel members at the Women’s Forum represented a wide array of fly-fishing professionals.

photo courtesy Kelly E. Buchta

The 2013 Somerset Fly Fishing show hosted the first ever Women’s Forum. Organized by Kelly E. Buchta, Tracey Stroup and Wanda Taylor, this two day event hosted eight panel members who answered audience questions regarding females in the sport of. . .

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Video: Women-Only Fly-Casting Class with April Vokey


Written by: Phil Monahan

The last April Vokey video we posted showed an unresponsive crowd and a frustrated instructor. This video, an episode of the YouTube series “Fishing with Rod,” shows a much different story, as Vokey teaches a group of women how to fly cast. The premise here comes right out of our recent post on. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Little River Archery


Written by: Phil Monahan


Jaimie Mercer, Orvis Director of Retail Sales & Operations, aims a bow-and-arrow cast at a Utah trout, under the watchful eye of guide Grant Bench of Falcon’s Ledge.

photo by Doug Barnes

This is a cool photo from last summer’s trip several Orvis folks made to Falcon’s Ledge after the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. We posted about Jamie Mercer’s day on the water back in August, and there’s a great post on the FL blog about the second day of the. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Little River Archery


Written by: Phil Monahan


Jaimie Mercer, Orvis Director of Retail Sales & Operations, aims a bow-and-arrow cast at a Utah trout, under the watchful eye of guide Grant Bench of Falcon’s Ledge.

photo by Doug Barnes

This is a cool photo from last summer’s trip several Orvis folks made to Falcon’s Ledge after the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. We posted about Jamie Mercer’s day on the water back in August, and there’s a great post on the FL blog about the second day of the. . .

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New Women’s Silver Sonic Waders Now Available for Pre-Order


Written by: Phil Monahan


In 13 completely redesigned women’s sizes—including petites and talls—the new
women’s Silver Sonic Waders will change the way you think of wader fit.

photo via orvis.com

Big news! As of today, the new Women’s Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders are available for pre-order, with shipping dates expected in mid-February. 

For years, female fly fishers have complained that waders simply don’t fit them and that too many companies have used a “pink it and shrink it” strategy for creating women’s products from existing men’s versions. But with the introduction of the new Silver Sonic Convertible Top Wader, Orvis product designers have gone back to the drawing board to create a. . .

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