ISSUE #12: Orvis

My grandfather, William Bitner Browne, and my father, Frank Browne, introduced me to Orvis as we are and always have been a fly fishing family. In its heyday, Orvis was the ONLY fly fishing outfitter worth its salt. Founded in 1856 by Charles F. Orvis in Manchester, Vermont by 1880 its famous bamboo rod was …

ISSUE #11: SAGE (www.sageflyfish.com)

Two Northwest entrepreneurs took an idea for a technically superior fly rod and reel and turned it into a world-class lifestyle brand. I love fly fishing, so I’m a big fan. Founded in 1980 by legendary rod designer Don Green, Sage was created with one idea in mind – to build the world’s finest performance …