I’ve been throwing out the love to Orvis a bit lately, ranging from the most recent post on Tom Rosenbauer’s book, Guide to the Essential American Flies, to the Orvis online knot guide, and now to a major milestone—Orvis’ online podcasts, which Rosenbauer creates, have been viewed more than 2 million times.
That’s a lot of views and the reason for it is that Rosenbauer provides interesting and essential information for anglers, ranging from tips on photography, to setting up fly tying benches, to fishing caddisflies, to, well … name the angling subject and Orvis has something on it. Following is a press release from today. Here’s a link to the podcasts.
MANCHESTER, VT (March 20, 2012) – 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.
I’ve been throwing out some love for Orvis of late, on a variety of fronts, ranging from the most recent post, Tom Rosenbauer’s The Essential American Flies, to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org