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Several family photos surround a bamboo fly rod set on a rough wooden table

In gear closets, shelves, sheds, and mudrooms across the world are Orvis heirlooms

held onto by Orvis Associates, guides, and brand fans alike. Handed down, coveted, and lovingly cared for, these icons of decade-old fishing adventures, cross-country road trips, paddling missions, and shoreline dog walks hold the memory of our experiences and weave a storyline that evolves from one generation to the next.

Simon Perkins and his small daughter coy up for the photographer in front of green double doors in a rough stone building

My Grandfather Leigh Perkins gave me this Orvis bamboo rod built in the 1940s.

It’s the same rod his mother gave him, and when he cast it for the first time, he knew he wanted to go work for Orvis. And he did, growing the business for over 40 years, which is a history still in the making. Today this rod tells the tale of a passion handed down through four generations, as I share with my kids what it means, what it stands for, and what it inspires—because one day it, both the rod and the legacy, will be theirs.

Simon Perkins smiles amid evergreen trees
Orvis President

Simon Perkins

The third generation of the Perkins family to lead the company, Simon is a former fly-fishing and wingshooting guide, and devoted father and husband.

Simon Perkins inspecting a bamboo fly rod

“This rod tells the tale of a passion handed down through four generations.”


In this spirit, we’ve curated a collection of gifts we hope you’ll love and use in creating your own memories—and when the time is right, hand down to family or friends, so that the story may continue on.

Gifts for This Generation—and Those to Come

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This holiday season, remember your gift helps celebrate the adventure and wonder in nature, now and for years to come.

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Two anglers wade through deep snow in the mountains toward a water source

This holiday, watch more Giving for Generations videos featuring the caretakers of cherished Orvis items.