Let’s Celebrate Moments That Matter

7 Holiday How-To Videos—Just for You

We’ve all learned a lot this past year. And it’s given us a renewed appreciation for what matters most in life—the healing power of outdoor time with family, friends, and our dogs, the innate need for adventures that test us, and the easy access to fun on local water and lands.

 

We want to acknowledge and celebrate these gifts. So, we’ve gathered a few moments from our past that we’re thankful for—moments worth remembering. And we’ve developed a few Holiday How-to Videos to help you make the most of the good times to come.


SIMON, CHARLEY & HANNAH PERKINS

Third generation of family owners

image of duck soup recipe in an open book

How to Make Leigh Perkins’s Famous Duck Soup

Charley Perkins, Leigh's grandson and Orvis Men’s Product Strategist, shows you how to use duck carcasses and vegetables leftover from a previous meal to make this hearty, delicious, simple soup. 

A close-up of roasted ducks in the roasting pan

How to Make a Perfect Roast Duck Breast

Orvis Women’s Product Developer Hannah Perkins, 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.

Gifts For Her

A plate of cooked duck breast with sauce

How to Cook a Perfect Sautéed Duck Breast

Orvis Board Member and former Vice-Chairman Dave Perkins and his wife, Nancy Mackinnon, eat a lot of game birds, and they’ve perfected techniques for getting the most flavor out of the meat. Here, they share their basic method for sautéeing duck breast.

Charley's Dog Romi snoozing in her dog bed next to his desk

How to Work at Home with Your Dog

Charley Perkins, Orvis Men’s Product Strategist, shares some of his best tips for making life better and less stressful for both you and your pup during the workday, the holidays, and all year long.

Orvis Asheville Fishing Manager Saravanan Sankaran and his daughter Uma take in the rhythms of bluegrass during a “Friendsgiving” celebration.
Bryan Barksdale, who once traveled the world performing, plays his guitar for a small group of friends gathered around the campfire in Texas Hill Country. Photo: Will Hereford
Every summer Hannah Perkins visited her grandfather the late Leigh H. Perkins, who ran Orvis for 27 years, at his home in Wyoming where the two fished the Christensen Creek. He shared with her his curiosity, empathy, and sense of humility—all of which she is constantly reminded of when she’s out in nature. Hannah, a third-generation owner, is now a Women’s Product Developer.

Make Time for the Most Important People in Your World

LEFT: Orvis Asheville Fishing Manager Saravanan Sankaran and his daughter Uma take in the rhythms of bluegrass during a “Friendsgiving” celebration.

TOP RIGHT: Bryan Barksdale, who once traveled the world performing, plays his guitar for a small group of friends gathered around the campfire in Texas Hill Country. Photo: Will Hereford

BOTTOM RIGHT: Every summer Hannah Perkins visited her grandfather the late Leigh H. Perkins, who ran Orvis for 27 years, at his home in Wyoming where the two fished the Christensen Creek. He shared with her his curiosity, empathy, and sense of humility—all of which she is constantly reminded of when she’s out in nature. Hannah, a third-generation owner, is now a Women’s Product Developer. 

Hannah packing up the car with her two dogs

How to Travel with Dogs in the Car

Long car trips can be tough on dogs and people. Orvis Women’s Product Developer Hannah Perkins, has logged thousands of miles with dogs on board, and she shares some of her best tips for making road trips with dogs better for all involved. We hope these tips help you with travels this holiday season.

Car & Travel

Nancy working with her dog on basic commands in her back yard

Tips for Training a Puppy to "Come" and a Simple Retrieve

Orvis Board Member and former Vice-Chairman Dave Perkins and his wife, Nancy Mackinnon, have been working with their five-month-old black Lab puppy every day, and they share some basic strategies for teaching a young dog to do a simple retrieve. 

After a fly-fishing show in California, the Orvis Adventures Team hit the road and headed north to the North Umpqua River in Oregon. Seth Berger is shown here spey fishing for trout; Drew Nisbet, Orvis Adventures community leader, snapped the photo.
Whenever we need to unplug and recharge, we grab our go-kit and head for a spot that’s off the beaten track, like this campsite near Sisters, Oregon. Photo: Tom Rafalovich
Award-winning photographer Joanna Lentini and marine biologist Dr. Frida Lara reconnect with their friends from a sea lion rescue team in Baja California, Mexico while camping on Isla Espiritu. Photo: Christina Holmes

Discovering a whole new world

LEFT: After a fly-fishing show in California, the Orvis Adventures Team hit the road and headed north to the North Umpqua River in Oregon. Seth Berger is shown here spey fishing for trout; Drew Nisbet, Orvis Adventures community leader, snapped the photo.

TOP RIGHT: Whenever we need to unplug and recharge, we grab our go-kit and head for a spot that’s off the beaten track, like this campsite near Sisters, Oregon. Photo: Tom Rafalovich

BOTTOM RIGHT: Award-winning photographer Joanna Lentini and marine biologist Dr. Frida Lara reconnect with their friends from a sea lion rescue team in Baja California, Mexico while camping on Isla Espiritu. Photo: Christina Holmes

Grouse breasts on a cutting board being prepared for the grill

How to Grill Grouse Breasts Wrapped in Prosciutto

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.