For Els, motherhood isn’t just a state of being. It’s a journey, filled with small adventures along the way to a life well-lived with family. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, here’s to Moms everywhere! Our first teachers. Our first role models. Our first guides. Our first loves. With incredible Moms like Els, maybe even our first trout while fly fishing.
With every share of this video with the tag #LongLiveMoms, Orvis will donate $1 up to $10,000 to Casting For Recovery. CFR enhances the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
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Brought to you by TwoFisted Heart Productions and ORVIS, wildness is a poetic escape to our favorite places in life. Fly fishing is often the vehicle to experience wonderment and joy in the natural world. As Kami Swingle writes, “The trailhead has a toll: leave pretenses and anxieties here. With each step on the dirt path and each swoosh of the fly rod, the tempo of the high country is unmistakable. It is here that my wildness is restored.”
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Meet Jillian Lukiwski (aka @TheNoisyPlume) – silversmith, writer, hunter, fly fisher, photographer, and Orvis ambassador. Her pursuit of a creative life in the studio and the field inspires us every day.
Meet Marty Loudder– associate dean and professor at Texas A&M. With the help of Chris Taylor, of Fishheads of the San Juan, Marty has overcome the difficulties of her physical limitations due to childhood Polio so that she can enjoy time on the water with her family. This incredible story of determination and perseverance is an inspiration for us all to never let anything deter us from following our passions. Marty has some amazing techniques that enable her to fly fish confidently and successfully. Seeing the whole family light up with joy is proof positive that there is so much more to fly fishing than catching a few fish.
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So often life’s most memorable adventures lie just beyond the backyard. Els and Pippa are on the go again, exploring lazy rivers and wild environs of southern Vermont, and celebrating every new discovery – together.
Filmmaker Aaron Hitchens turns his camera on the person who has motivated him to lead a life connected to the outdoors: his mother, Maureen. He wishes he were half as active as she is, and her commitment to rediscovering herself is inspirational.