fly fishing

By Everett Potter In the tumultuous world of American outdoor retailers, it’s refreshing to report on a family business success story. Orvis, the oldest mail-order business in the country and a trusted source for fly fishing gear, travel goods, and sportswear today announced that a third-generation family member, Simon Perkins,

By Everett Potter For nearly 50 years, the name Frontiers International Travel has been synonymous with epic fly fishing trips to exotic locales like Iceland, Patagonia, and Christmas Island, not to mention Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives. But things at Frontiers are changing under Mollie Fitzgerald, co-owner of the

By Bart Beeson Just a few dozen feet from me is a picturesque pond teeming with beautiful rainbow, brown and brook trout – with some real trophy fish among them – and they look hungry.  But I’m facing the opposite direction, repeatedly casting a piece of red fluff on the

By Everett Potter If you don’t think that Orvis – long known for fly rods, Nantucket Red pants and patterned dog beds for your trusty black Labrador — has changed, just ask a seasoned Montana fly fishing guide. “Twenty years ago, a guy might show up all excited and say,’

By Cathie Arquilla I am a graceful skier.  I like to make pretty turns on groomed runs that are not too steep, not too bumpy. As for powder skiing, I have very limited experience with it.  But there’s no reason to concern oneself with powder skiing at the beginning of

  By Everett Potter When I was a kid, my grandparents and their next door neighbors, the Newells, would head north to the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine every September. Into the Oldsmobile would go the cooler, the fishing vests, and my grandfather’s bamboo fly rods. For the next two

LERO-LERO  Luisa Maita I’m a longstanding fan of Brazilian music and the young Luisa Maita hits most of the right notes – samba, bossa nova, and even Middle Eastern infused strings — with her debut, Lero-Lero. She’s got a great voice and the disc is sensuous and danceable. You’ll be