Orvis was founded in 1856. The rod shop, corporate offices and the "Flagship" retail store are still located in Manchester, Vermont. It has been family owned ever since, first by the Orvis family until the 1930’s. The company was purchased by Dudley Corkran in 1939 for $4,500. In 1965 Corkran sold the firm to Leigh Perkins. Leigh built the company to a large mail order business and was the man behind the innovative technology that changed fly fishing forever. Upon his retirement his sons Perk and David grew the company even more, including opening a large chain of Company Retail Stores. With the team of Perk, David, Tom Rosenbauer, Bill Reed, Jim LePage and many others, Orvis remains a huge player in the fly fishing industry, probably the largest.
We, at Little River Outfitters have a relationship with Orvis that goes beyond a vendor/manufacturer daily business partnership. Our company and Orvis have a more common thread. We are friends.
Here you will find the Orvis rods that we sell. The selection includes the top of the line ZG Helios, the lightest fly rod made to the brand new lower priced Clearwater Fly Rods and everything in between. Orvis is known for high quality and value.
We are a proud Orvis dealer. In 2004 Little River Outfitters was chosen to receive the “Orvis Dealer of the Year Award”. Buy from us and the ground shipping is free. Our store has been family owned since 1994. Thank you for supporting us.