• Orvis manager wins fly-fishing film award
    August 12,2013
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    Orvis manager

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    SUNDERLAND — “Sipping Dry,” a film by Simon Perkins, senior manager of sporting traditions for the Orvis Company, won the award for “Best Freshwater Fishing Film” at the eighth annual Drake Fly-fishing Video Awards on July 10 in Las Vegas.

    Perkins said winning the award was “very humbling.”

    “The world of fly-fishing video is full of talented people who are doing really cool things with cameras. … I am constantly energized and inspired by all the filmmakers around me, which serves as motivation to continue to try to improve, adapt, and be creative in new ways,” he said.

    “Sipping Dry” explores why anglers travel to every corner of the planet in search of epic hatches and large trout rising on the surface or the “dry fly.” The film takes place at the upper Missouri River near Craig, Mont., which many refer to as the “dry-fly capital of the world.”

    The film, produced by Perkins’ Sharptail Media, introduces a handful of characters that have altered their lives to revolve around the fishery, and shows their infatuation with sipping trout and the river.

    Tom Bie, founder of the video awards, said Perkins’ video showed the Missouri in a new light.

    Perkins said making a fly-fishing video was challenging.

    “If I can visually stimulate an angler with one of my films, and make him or her feel a version of the same rush that they do while on the water, then I have succeeded,” he said.

    Copies of the film are available at all Orvis retail locations as well as at www.orvis.com.
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