Orvis Full-Page Ad in The Miami Herald Urges Lawmakers to Build Everglades Reservoir NOW

Readers of Florida's largest newspaper opened the front section of the Sunday edition to find a full-page ad featuring a powerful message from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman Dave Perkins, . . .

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Photos and Story: A Magical Bonefish Morning

Written by: Chris Lewis


Once you've brought the first big South Florida bonefish to hand, the rest of the day is gravy.
Photos by Chris Lewis

The day starts with a zero-dark-thirty launch of the canoe. The less light, the better the odds of a hook up, so you become familiar with the darkness quickly. You must pole aggressively to cover . . .

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Podcast: Now or Neverglades, a Project Update with Eric Eikenberg


These vital waters need our help.
Photo courtesy The Everglades Foundation

In this week’s podcast, my guest is Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation and our major partner in this important conservation effort. For the past few years, Orvis has taken a . . .

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Action Alert: Urge the Government to Get Moving in the Fight for South Florida

The Everglades Reservoir needs to be included in the Water Bill, and Florida can't afford to wait another two years! With toxic blue-green algae once again choking Florida’s waterways, the . . .

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Pro Tips: Stop Fidgeting on the Saltwater Flats

Written by: Robert Morselli


Standing still on the saltwater flats can actually draw fish to you.
Photo by Sandy hays

Remember your parents telling you to stop fidgeting? Well, take that advice with you the next time you find yourself wading. The rule of thumb we’ve all read and heard countless times is. . .

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Podcast: Guiding for Permit, with Captain Will Benson


Capt. Will Benson (right) shares the 2017 Del Brown Permit Tournament trophy with Mike Dawes.
Photo courtesy Will Benson

Okay, get ready for this because it’s a long one! I figured that since I had not done a podcast in a couple weeks I would give you your money’s worth, and this podcast includes a long interview . . .

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Podcast: Proper Fly Presentation to Tarpon and other Species, with Dave Mangum


Capt. David Mangum shares a trophy with his daughter.
Photo via Instagram

My guest this week is guide Capt. David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. He's a renowned tarpon guide, filmmaker, photographer, fly tier—and, well, the . . .

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Victory for the Everglades: Florida Governor Signs Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee

Written by: Perk Perkins, Orvis CEO


Governor Scott's signature has made the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee a reality.
Graphic via the Everglades Foundation

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that will reverse the 40-year accelerating decline in one of America’s greatest natural treasures--the Florida Everglades. SB10, a bill . . .

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