Photos of the Day: Product-Testing Brown Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

This slob brown found Shawn Combs’s new streamer very attractive.
Photo by Jim Logan

How do we choose which flies to carry in the Orvis catalog? We test them out, of course. Product developer Shawn Brillon is the man in charge of flies, but he often asks others to do the “dirty work.” Here are a couple of shots taken over the weekend by rod-and-reel developer Shawn Combs, who says:

Brillon gave me a new 2014 fly and asked if I would “see if it swims.” Got out last night and it swims. Look for Tommy Lynch’s Double D to be added to our streamer lineup next year.


The old adage applies here: It’s a big fly, and it catches big fish.
Photo by Jim Logan

One thought on “Photos of the Day: Product-Testing Brown Trout

  1. opie

    you should probably send me a case of 2014 flies so i can test them on western waters. will work for flies!

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