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Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cov...
12/21/2021

Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cover Dog submissions! (From first to last: Millie, Beaker, Bella, Falkor, Selena, & Stoli). Enter your pup and vote for your favorites at coverdog.orvis.com!
#OrvisDogs

12/21/2021
Between Air and Water

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from our friends at Tight Loops Fly. The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) that will rise to a dry fly on a summer day. The species is named for William Clark, whose Corps of Discovery first encountered cutthroat trout on the Missouri River in 1805, and for a U.S. Army captain named Bouvier.
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12/20/2021
Lord of the Flats

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Todd Moen of CATCH MAGAZINE.
Lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, inhabit many bonefish flats, and many a wading angler has held their breath at the sight of a dorsal fin headed right for them. However, these sharks are not normally aggressive toward humans: There has never been a human fatality attributed to a lemon shark, and most bites occur when a shark is spooked. On the other hand, lemon sharks do eat bonefish, and they especially like to chase down tired fish that have just been released by anglers. This is one reason that it is so important that anglers play and release bonefish quickly, so they are not too exhausted to escape. Guides will often attract a shark to one side of a flats boat to distract it, while the angler releases the bonefish on the other side of the boat.
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12/19/2021
Puppy Parade

Labrador retrievers can be one of three colors recognized by the American Kennel Club--Black, Yellow, and Chocolate--although there are variants, such a Silver Labs and Red Labs. Experts generally agree that, regardless of color, a Lab is a Lab. These lovely, family friendly dogs are usually as home in the living room as they are in a duck blind, which is why they are so popular.
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12/18/2021
Small Stream Joy

Today's Moment of Chill comes from Tight Loops Fly. Small streams are magical places to fly fish because they offer intimate encounters with the natural world. These small waters allow anglers to feel truly embedded in the ecosystem, and they often provide vital spawning habitat for trout species. Unfortunately, these headwater streams are often cut off by dams, roads, and culverts, which cut off fish species from good spawning habitat. It's vital that we work to reconnect these fragmented stream sections to keep wild fish populations healthy for generations to come.
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12/18/2021

Orvis Women’s Product Developer @perkyhan, part of the third generation of family ownership, loves to eat roast duck. Her recipe is simple, yet delicious, using just the ducks and a few herbs and vegetables. Link in bio and stories!

12/15/2021
Waiting for the Fall

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from our friend Dave Jenson of Jensen Fly Fishing.
The final stage of a mayfly’s life cycle is called an “imago” or “spinner,” and clouds of these mating insects are often visible dancing in the air above a river. Spinners are usually easy to identify by their transparent wings, extra-long tails, and large eyes. The aquatic insects are born in the streambed and live as nymphs for up to a year. The nymphs then rise to the surface, where the winged dun breaks free of the nymphal shuck. The duns fly to streamside vegetation, where they usually live for just a day or two before molting into adults. These spinners then swarm over water. After mating, the female spinners fall to the water, where they lay their eggs and then die, their bodies providing food for hungry fish and birds. Male spinners usually fly back to streamside vegetation and die, as well.
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Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cov...
12/14/2021

Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cover Dog submissions! (From first to last: Leo, Bosco, Gypsy, Peter, Winnie, & Wylie). Enter your pup and vote for your favorites at coverdog.orvis.com! #OrvisDogs

12/14/2021
Autumn View

Today's Moment of Chill comes from our own Joel Ruby. The Cobble is a rocky outcropping atop the ridge behind ORVIS headquarters, on the western edge of the Green Mountains, in Sunderland, Vermont. The view across the valley reveals the Taconic Range, which parallels the Greens for about 120 miles in southwestern Vermont. The Battenkill flows from the north and makes a 90-degree turn at Arlington, flowing westward to New York through the valley you can see heading directly away from the camera.

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Tune in today at 2pm ET as our own Simon Perkins, Mike Beard of Northwest Outfitters, and Tom Reed and Kirk Deeter of Tr...
12/14/2021

Tune in today at 2pm ET as our own Simon Perkins, Mike Beard of Northwest Outfitters, and Tom Reed and Kirk Deeter of Trout Unlimited talk about the importance of a free flowing Snake River to the future of salmon and steelhead.

(Image via Trout Unlimited)

https://tu.myeventscenter.com/event/Orvis-Standing-Up-For-The-Snake-58128

Tune in today at 2pm ET as our own Simon Perkins, Mike Beard of Northwest Outfitters, and Tom Reed and Kirk Deeter of Trout Unlimited talk about the importance of a free flowing Snake River to the future of salmon and steelhead.

(Image via Trout Unlimited)

https://tu.myeventscenter.com/event/Orvis-Standing-Up-For-The-Snake-58128

12/13/2021
Tying the Grand Slam Crab

This fly utilizes a clever way to incorporate a rattle into your patterns. It will catch nearly every saltwater gamefish in shallow water.

12/13/2021
Mayfly Lunch

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Rolf Nylinder. When mayflies "hatch"--transforming from nymph to winged dun, or subimago--they cannot fly until the veins in the wings fill with fluid and the wings become dry. They must rest on the surface of the water for a while, which makes them an easy target for hungry trout. Anglers love to see trout taking mayflies off the surface because it means the dry-fly fishing will be great.

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12/12/2021
Swing Me to Sleep

Puppies can sleep as much as much as 20 hours a day. They often form a "puppy pile," seemingly on top of each other, because it offers warmth, physical contact, and a sense of security. The world of dog owners is divided on whether or not you should allow your puppy to sleep with you, but one thing is clear: they also need their own sleeping spaces.

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12/11/2021
Alaskan Braids

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Cory Luoma. The Kvichak River (pronounced kwee-jack) runs for about 60 miles from Lake Ilamna to Bristol Bay, in southwestern Alaska. Like many large rivers in the region, the upper Kvichak breaks up into many different strands, or braids, which makes it a fly fisher's dream. Instead of one large river, the Kvichak feels like many smaller ones, with lots of fish-holding features.
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12/10/2021
Winter Run

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Todd Moen of CATCH MAGAZINE. Anglers who pursue winter-run steelhead in the Pacific Northwest must be prepared to endure some difficult conditions on the water. The rewards are not only measured in fish landed but in experiencing moments of profound beauty and quiet solitude. The falling snow quiets everything but the river.
“Winter-run” fish enter freshwater river systems during the winter months, months after their summer-run counterparts. Because they arrive later, winter-run fish are at a later state of maturity, and because they have less time to travel, they don't often make the arduous journeys of hundreds of miles.

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12/09/2021
Making a Splash

Labrador retrievers have been bred to love water. Their interwoven coat repels water and insulates them from the cold, and they have big, webbed feet and rudder-like tail that make them exceptional swimmers. Take your Lab to the beach or the pond, and it can be difficult to get them out of the water.
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12/08/2021
The Last Frontier

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Cory Luoma. At 663,268 square miles, Alaska is the largest state in the United States by total area, more than twice the size of Texas and larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest states. It is even larger than all but 18 countries.

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Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cov...
12/07/2021

Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cover Dog submissions! (From first to last: Violet, Gus, Leo, Maverick, Piper, & Zip). Enter your pup and vote for your favorites at coverdog.orvis.com!
#orvisdogs

12/07/2021
Clear Water Beauty

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from Pat Clayton. Among the world’s most beautiful freshwater fish, brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) inhabit only the coldest and cleanest water. In fact, the presence of brook trout is an indicator of the health of a watershed—demonstrating that a stream or river ecosystem is in proper balance and that water quality is excellent. Although the brook trout is not, in a fact, a trout at all, it is the most “troutlike” of the charrs. A sought-after game fish because it often lives in pristine waters and readily attacks flies of all kinds, it was the first “destination” fish in the Americas. Trains would transport anglers from New York and Boston to the mountains of Vermont and Maine just for the opportunity to lay into a big “squaretail.”

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12/06/2021
Cutthroats on Top

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from our good friends at Tight Loops Fly.

When most people think of fly fishing, they envision casting dry flies to trout feeding on the surface. But the truth is that trout eat below the surface 90 percent of the time, which is why anglers love to see scenes like this one. These cutthroat trout are making slashing rises, which suggests that they are feeding on caddisflies. Because these moth-like aquatic insects fly away quite soon after appearing on the surface, the trout rush to eat them. Mayflies, on the other hand, must ride the current until their wings dry out, so trout eating mayflies can be more lackadaisical.

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Editor's Note: This Moment of Chill video accidently credits Todd Moen.

12/06/2021

Orvis President Simon Perkins, part of the third generation of family ownership, shares his favorite recipe for cooking grouse breasts. Here, he’s using sharptail grouse from Montana, but this recipe works with almost any game bird. We hope this inspires you to try something different and delicious this holiday.

https://www.orvis.com/how-to-grill-grouse-breast-wrapped-in-proscuitto.html

12/04/2021
Tropical Release

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from the great Todd Moen. The Bahamas comprises more than 700 islands, most of which feature flats that offer good habitat for bonefish and other inshore species. It's not unusual to happen upon schools of bonefish that number in the thousands, although many anglers prefer casting to single fish because of the greater challenge. Bonefish come up on the flats with the tide to feed and then retreat to deeper water as the tide recedes.

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12/02/2021
Trigger Tails

Today’s Moment of Chill comes from our own Joel Ruby featuring Queen triggerfish.

Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) may not be as glamorous as the “big three” flats species—bonefish, tarpon, and permit—but they are a challenging, worthy quarry for fly fishers. Triggers often tail like permit and will eat a well-placed bonefish fly. They can be just as picky as other flats game fish, and their hard mouths make them difficult to hook. The sight of fins and tails wagging above the surface is enough to get any flats-angler’s pulse going.

To see more Moment of Chill videos, visit https://www.orvis.com/momentofchill

12/01/2021
Beach Romp

A dog-friendly beach is a pup's dreamland, offering endless room to run, water to play in, and a variety of exciting smells to explore. Perhaps a scuttling crab will present itself for inspection. But just like you need to bring supplies for a beach day with your kids, don't forget the necessary items to make your dog's day safe a fun, too:

--Bottled water
--A water dish
--A beach umbrella or shade screen
--An all-weather dog bed or a dog blanket
--Plenty of towels
--P**p bags
--Food and treats

To see more Moment of Chill videos, visit https://www.orvis.com/momentofchill

Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cov...
11/30/2021

Tag a friend whose pup would make an awesome Cover Dog! This is our weekly randomly-selected roundup of recent Orvis Cover Dog submissions! (From first to last: Sadie, Wylder, Andi, Graham, Murphy, & Wyatt and Douglas). Enter your pup and vote for your favorites at coverdog.orvis.com! #OrvisDogs

11/30/2021
Giving Tuesday: Grabbing Lunch

Each year, dozens of Alaska brown bears congregate at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve to feast on migrating salmon. Although these bruins are normally solitary creatures, the abundance of salmon can lure up to 25 bears at a time to the hot spot. Competition for the best fishing spots can lead to fights, but the bears are generally tolerant of each other, as long as there is plenty to eat. People travel from around the world to stand on raised platforms where they can view and photograph these magnificent creatures.

To see more Moment of Chill videos, visit https://www.orvis.com/momentofchill

Today we celebrate the legacy of the late Leigh H. Perkins and the waters that flow through all of our backyards. When L...
11/30/2021

Today we celebrate the legacy of the late Leigh H. Perkins and the waters that flow through all of our backyards.

When Leigh purchased Orvis in 1965, he established the company’s longstanding commitment to conservation and giving back, including being the first corporate conservation sponsor of Trout Unlimited. We are proud to donate 10% of profits today to Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative - Trout Unlimited, a national program that protects, reconnects and restores habitat on coldwater trout rivers and streams in communities across the country. Keeping water cold and habitat resilient for the next generation is important work, and it’s an honor to support it on Leigh’s and Orvis’s home water in Vermont.

Learn more about Leigh’s legacy and this initiative at: https://www.orvis.com/celebrating-a-life-outdoors.html

Today we celebrate the legacy of the late Leigh H. Perkins and the waters that flow through all of our backyards.

When Leigh purchased Orvis in 1965, he established the company’s longstanding commitment to conservation and giving back, including being the first corporate conservation sponsor of Trout Unlimited. We are proud to donate 10% of profits today to Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative - Trout Unlimited, a national program that protects, reconnects and restores habitat on coldwater trout rivers and streams in communities across the country. Keeping water cold and habitat resilient for the next generation is important work, and it’s an honor to support it on Leigh’s and Orvis’s home water in Vermont.

Learn more about Leigh’s legacy and this initiative at: https://www.orvis.com/celebrating-a-life-outdoors.html

11/29/2021
Tying Enrico's Spawning Shrimp

With special guest Enrico Puglisi. This is one of the best flies in the world for bonefish, permit, redfish, and other flats species.

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