THE ORVIS COMPANY INC Company Profile
Have visions of fly-fishing the trout streams of the American West but don't know where to start? The Orvis Company can outfit you. Through about 70 stores in the US about 25 in the UK, Orvis offers high-end equipment and apparel for fly-fishing (including rods and reels) and hunting (guns and knives), as well as home furnishings, travel gear, and gifts. It also sells through some 500 independent dealers worldwide, and by catalog and website. In addition to retailing, Orvis offers fly-fishing and shooting lessons and international vacation packages. The family of chairman Leigh Perkins Sr. owns and runs the company. Founded in 1856, Orvis has staked a claim as the oldest mail-order company in the US.
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