Tribute to Orvis - Wilderness North

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Tribute to Orvis


According to his son Perk, fishing was not a competitive pursuit but rather a restorative one for his father. Even into his 90s, Mr. Perkins still trundled down to the Battenkill on summer evenings — with a rod and a cocktail — to cast for trout as the sun went down.

“There is only one reason in the world to go fishing: to enjoy yourself,” he told The Times in 1992. “Anything that detracts from enjoying yourself is to be avoided.”

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