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Tom Rosenbauer

Chief fly-fishing enthusiast for Orvis

Tom Rosenbauer is the chief fly-fishing enthusiast for Orvis, where he has worked for 45 years. He is the author of more than 30 books on fly fishing and fly tying, and he has hosted the world’s most popular fly-fishing podcast, the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide, since 2008.

"The Battenkill has been a part of my life since before I ever saw it.  As a teenage fly tier, I fell in love with John Atherton's descriptions of it in The Fly and the Fish, and first fished the river in the early 1970s.  I've been blessed to live on or near the Battenkill for almost 50 years, and it never seems to both delight and frustrate me.  Its trout are never easy,  but the river is always easy on the eyes."