Rachael has always been a country girl, but until three years ago, she was more likely to be standing in a field with her Beretta rather than on a riverbank with rod in hand. Her job focuses on wholesaling fishing tackle to UK and Europe and also dealing with the three fishing beats that Orvis have. She had been in the job a few months and was eager to learn more about what she was actually selling, in both products and experiences. She thought it would help give her an insight into what the customers needed, but she had no idea how addicted she would become!
With the help of friends and the continuous support from fishing associates within the company, Rachael started to get out more and more. Before she knew it, she was on the river from 5p.m. until dark every night. Last year, she managed to get on the England Ladies Commonwealth Fly Fishing team, and fished for her country in Northern Ireland. This was one of the best experiences of her fishing life, and she cannot wait for 2020, when the competition will be held in New Zealand.