Perk Perkins, the previous main man for Orvis Fly Fishing shares the story of how he and his family came to own and run one of the greatest fly fishing companies over the last 150+ years.
We hear about Orvis’ connection to the local fly shops around the country and how he helped to elevate orvis in is tenure. You’ll also hear the background on the Orvis endorsed lodge.
Click below and listen to the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast with Perk Perkins:
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Show Notes with Perk Perkins
11:15 – Perk noted the importance of Jim Lepage on Orvis products.
13:15 – Mike Schultz on small mouth bass.
26:10 – I noted the Bucky Buchstaber podcast in episode 226 where he covered the Fly Fishing Collaborative.
33:10 – We talked about Perk’s blog from the sabatical
37:30 – The mutton snapper and baracuda were two common fish Perk caught on his sebatical. Here’s a Barracuda video:
You can find perk and family at Orivs.com
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Conclusion with Perk Perkins
We get a view on the Orvis brand from the guy who ran the company for over 20 years and elevated in from an 80 million dollar company to almost 300 million. We also find out about the 50/50 movement and the evolution of awareness.
We talk about the similarities between Orvis and Patagonia and where they have been with Conservation. We dig into a little on Perk’s year long sabatical to fish for bonefish for over a year.