Early this week, Orvis Brand Manager, Charley Perkins had an idea, that we fly anglers should be celebrating every moment we spend on the water, including the ones that don’t end up with a fish on the end of the line. The slips, falls, blow-ups, and dumped fish are all a part of the fly fishing journey and are experiences we all share. It’s about time we started taking ourselves a little less seriously on the water and take a moment to laugh at ourselves in our pursuit of fish!


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Time to flip the script. Too much gloss and polish on social and I can be just as guilty as the next person. We all know the grip and grin doesn’t tell the story of the thousand misses and mistakes. It’s time to tell that story – over the next week I’ll be posting some personal blooper moments and those of some brave souls who sent theirs to me to share. Stay tuned!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Anyone want a new hat? ⬇️Tag a friend or two in the comments below⬇️ and ⬆️give a follow⬆️ for a chance at a new Orvis hat. I’ll be randomly giving one away everyday for the next week.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Also, post your own blooper and use the hashtag #bloopersmakeusbetter for a chance to get your story shared here or on @orvis and @orvisflyfishing. I’ll choose my favorite next week and send out a Helios 3D rod. Yes, you read that right.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Shout out to @kayla__lockhart @shallowwaterexpeditions @captjackproductions @jensenflyfishing @hugeflyfisherman @trey_mullen and @sharptailmedia for sending in their bloopers for this video. Takes some courage to show your lows!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #bloopersmakeusbetter #orvis #orvisflyfishing #realfishing

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The video above launched the campaign and submissions are already rolling in on social media using the hashtag #BloopersMakeUsBetter. Over the next week, Orvis will be sharing their favorite bloopers on their Instagram feed, and ultimately the best blooper will win a Helios 3!

Check out the latest submissions below!


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