I figured I would kick this post off with a nod to my friend Tim of EveryDay Tactical Vids. I met him at last year’s Blade Show and I have always enjoyed his material. I would love to hear your thoughts on this EDC kit, and what changes you would make for a “non-permissive” environment.
I want to thank David, Dan, and reader contest submission writer Gemma for providing material for the blog in my absence. The Orvis Guide Rendezvous was a fantastic event, complete with a fly fishing film festival at the Highland Brewing Company, a day of clinics, workshops, and presentations from the Orvis Company, and a day where the majority of the folks in attendance braved single digit temperatures to fish the South Holston and Watauga Rivers.
For those who might be interested in what a bunch of professional Trout Bums do when they get together, read on…
It looks like Orvis is going to keep coming back to Asheville for the next couple of years for the Eastern Rendezvous. I am thrilled since it is an easy drive (ususally), Asheville is a fun town, and I love showing off our TN fisheries to visiting Anglers. It is what I do.
My guide service, Smoky Mountain Gillies, is “Orvis Endorsed”. This is a marketing partnership, that while I pay to participate in the program, I receive much more in terms of exposure and business support. While I do receive a discount on Orvis products, I am not contractually obligated to use their gear. With the exception of my Chota boots, I find Orvis rods, waders, and other equipment to be as good or superior to anything else on the market. For more on the Orvis Endorsement Program click here.