Author Archives: Isobella Ash

The Launch of the Orvis Residency at Westley Richards


Written by: Isobella Ash

Friday 20th September marked the beginning of the ‘Orvis Residency’ at the showroom and factory of the iconic Birmingham based gun-makers – Westley Richards. The three-month collaboration will run through the fast-approaching Christmas period. Founded in 1812 Westley Richards continues to lead the field in high art gun-making having built an unrivaled reputation as the […]

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Orvis UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival


Written by: Isobella Ash

This blog was written by Neville Broad, a previous Salt Champion (2016 and 2017) and pro-runner up (2018 and 2019).  If you want to find out more about Saltwater Fly Fishing and how Orvis can help you, he can be reached at Orvis Westerham’s store on Saturday’s. Alternatively contact your local Orvis store or reach out […]

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How to Treat Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) In Dogs


Written by: Isobella Ash

The heatwave we’ve had this week has left a lot of us looking forward to the cool rain, however, we must remember that this heat can also negatively affect our furry friends. Heat Stroke is a medical emergency for dogs, requiring immediate interventions to lower an affected dog’s body temperature, including moving him to the […]

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival


Written by: Isobella Ash

We are proud to announce that we are headline sponsors for the UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival 2019.  This will be The Salt’s 4th year, returning to the Cornish Coast this September, celebrating the under-rated saltwater fishing that we have available here in the UK. Fly fishing has become more and more popular among those […]

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Take Your Dog To Work Day


Written by: Isobella Ash

Every day is ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ here at Orvis UK. In fact having dogs in the work environment increases morale and stroking dogs has been proven to reduce stress. Our employees bring their dogs to the stores and we encourage our customers to bring theirs along too, all breeds are welcome! Even […]

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Let Curiosity Be Your Guide Harrogate Panel discussion


Written by: Isobella Ash

Earlier this month we invited four female outdoor enthusiasts to share their most memorable outdoor experiences, what barriers they had to overcome to pursue their passions and most importantly encourage other women to ‘Get Out There’ and ‘Let Curiosity Be Your Guide’. These four ladies were: Dannielle Norman, Jessica Grzybowski, Katie Stewart, and our brand […]

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The Best Dog Breeds for Swimming


Written by: Isobella Ash

Portuguese Water Dogs. Irish Water Spaniels. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. These dog breeds are all excellent swimmers but having ‘water’ or a body of water referenced in your dog’s name isn’t a prerequisite for water-loving dogs. Many dog breeds and rescue dogs enjoy splashing around and swimming. And some adore the water so much they seem […]

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What you need to know about Ticks


Written by: Isobella Ash

What’s a tick? Ticks are small creatures that survive by feeding on the blood of host animals, such as mice, deer, cattle, birds, and humans. They can pass on harmful bacteria such as Lyme Disease by even a small bite. Ticks are usually found in grass, underbrush, and in densely wooded areas, where they wait […]

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Fly-Fishing Perfection on New Zealand’s North Island


Written by: Isobella Ash

[Editor’s note: Here’s a classic story, written by Phil Monahan about a 2004 journey to New Zealand’s North Island, with, his friend Sandy Hays and another more famous angler.] As the thirty-six-foot Top Cat plowed through the mounting whitecaps in the middle of the lake and sheeting rain lashed at the windows of the cabin, I found […]

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