Orvis are one of the largest, longest operating and most respected fly fishing tackle manufacturers and retailers in the world.  The co-proprietors of Go Fly Fishing UK Dave Martin and Steve Rhodes have both been Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides since the scheme first started in the UK a number of years ago.  In the UK there are only just over twenty Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides and around one third of these guides are Go Fly Fishing UK guides.

Orvis were founded in 1856 and have been very active in the UK for many decades.  They have over twenty retail stores in the UK and their UK headquarters are in Andover, Hampshire.

The new Orvis Helios 2 was recently (April, 2013) rated by a ‘Trout & Salmon’ magazine review as the best top end river Trout fly fishing rod.