The Orvis Company is the oldest mail order company in the USA and has been outfitting its customers since 1856. It offers a wide array of hunting, fishing, and sporting goods in addition to a variety of items for dogs and their owners. They are headquartered in Manchester, Vermont.
Tom Rosenbauer began commercial fly tying at age fourteen, and he has been a fly fisher for over forty years. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, and Fly Fishing in America. He has worked for Orvis for thirty-six years. He is the Fly Rod & Reel 2011 Angler of the Year.