This blog features Orvis products that our associates or our customers particularly enjoy or appreciate for their quality, utility, and comfort.

ExOfficio® BugsAway® Ziwa Convertible Pant: “Best Pants for a buggy area.”

ExOfficio® BugsAway® Ziwa Convertible Pant
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Lots of anglers are aware that fish have an exceptional sense of smell, and there’s a whole fish-attractant market built around that fact. What some may not realize is that there are many scents that will actually send fish. . .


Gokey® Snakeproof Boots: “Perfect Out of the Box”

Written by: Nicole Roller

Gokey® Snakeproof Boots, made in the USA

A snakebite is definitely one of the very worst ways to conclude a day in the field. If you hunt in the contiguous United States, there’s at least half a chance you’ll run into a venomous snake while you’re in the field—and, particularly if you live in the South, it’s a. . .


Orvis drirelease Casting Tee: “The most incredible and comfortable outdoor breathable shirt I have ever put on”

Written by: Jim Blair

Being a avid fisherman, hunter, whitewater rafter, backpacker, and day hiker most of my 65+ years has given me a lot of experience in the trials and tribulations of outdoor clothing. As a young lad starting out in cotton to a young adult who could afford wool, the difference made all the difference in the world. Problem was there was no breathable, lightweight material for warm weather until. . .


“I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner!”: The Orvis Tempur-Pedic Dog Bed

One of the Orvis products I’ve come to depend on is the Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish Dog Bed (item 4X99). As the proud parent of a 16-year-old German shepherd mix, it’s all about making him comfortable at this point. The Tempur-Pedic material is perfect for his poor, arthritic hips, while still being soft enough that he loves sleeping on it. All day. Which, at his age, he’s earned the right to do.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had a hard time convincing myself that my dog needed a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but we didn’t have it long before it became obvious that there really is no substitute for it, especially for an older dog like mine. Best of all, it still holds its shape just like the first day I brought it home. I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner!

Click here to read more about the Orvis Tempurpedic Dog Bed and get one for your best friend!


Access Mid-Arbor: “I love this reel and certainly would recommend it to anyone.”

Written by: HB Smith, Richmond, VA

Access Mid-Arbor Reels are available in sizes I-V, for line weights 1-11..
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I was on the James River in Richmond, Virginia, last fall fishing for smallmouth and was having a very slow day. I went around an island into a shallow cove with a very weedy bottom that I had fished many times before with no luck. I was using a 3-weight that day, thinking I wouldn’t have much luck with anything besides the bream.