Anglers from Around the World Help Orvis Program the Web’s Most Popular Fly-Fishing Podcast
The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, featuring well-known fly-fishing author Tom Rosenbauer, has hit the 2 million-download mark. Produced in Manchester VT since 2008 by Orvis, the podcast features a wide range of instructional information and fly-fishing tips for both the novice and the more seasoned angler. Topics range from Tips on Leaders to advice on Getting the Kids and Teens Interested in Fly Fishing. More than 120 podcasts are available for free at www.orvis.com/podcast and can also be found on iTunes. The show has iTunes’ highest-possible five-star rating.
The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast has evolved over the years, as a result of the feedback the show has received from the thousands of anglers who listen every day. Tom Rosenbauer says, “In 2008 we started with fifteen-minute segments on many of the basics. As our audience grew and provided feedback on what they wanted out of the show, we have added more segments and covered topics we could not have imagined without them. Some of our episodes now reach up to well over an hour. I never thought people would actually want to listen to me for that long, let alone for over 120 episodes, but we have a lot of fun doing this and I think our listeners pick up on that.”
Those with questions they want answered about fly fishing, and would like to have Tom answer on the show, are encouraged to email The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast at email@example.com, post on Facebook.com/orvisflyfishing or on The Orvis Company’s blog at OrvisNews.com.
Founded in 1856, Orvis pioneered the mail-order industry in the United States; operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S. and the U.K., including its flagship store in Manchester, VT; and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide. Orvis donates five percent of pre-tax profits each year to protecting nature. You can read more about Orvis on their website at www.orvis.com.