What more can I say about my Wallaroo hat but I love you?
Never before have I worn a hat that has solicited so many compliments. Total strangers took notice the day I wore it to a train excursion in my hometown. I’m smitten with my Wallaroo “Victoria” style.
Wallaroo founders, Stephanie Carter and Lenya Shore, gave birth to the Wallaroo Hat Company in 1999 with their idea to bring the Australian secret of sun protection to the United States. Their broad-brimmed hats are both practical and trendy.
The soft texture, versatile pattern, and comfortable fit make this hat the ideal travel companion and a welcome addition to my wardrobe. An inconspicuous ribbon that tucks under the brim allows you to adjust the fit so you won’t need to hang onto your hat at the beach or on a windy day.
Victoria adapts to a variety of activities from fly fishing to an afternoon stroll on the beach. While I was on a travel assignment in August, I pulled my hat out of a beach bag that was full of towels, electronics, and a change of clothes. There was not a wrinkle or bump and my Wallaroo was ready to wear.
In 2013, Wallaroo Hat Company joined the Certified B Corporation and more than 2,100 globally recognized companies that have invested significant time and effort to meet the stringent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp members use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Our mission is to help eliminate the threat of skin cancer through information and prevention. The fight against skin cancer is one that concerns everybody, everywhere. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, over the past three decades, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. ~Carter and Shore (via Wallaroohats.com)
From the moment you place a Wallaroo hat on your head, you’ll know why Carter and Shore’s business has thrived for 18 years.
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Fly-fishing gear by Orvis is designed to endure for years. Prepare for next year’s opening day now and stock up on supplies and equipment you need. Orvis products are manufactured with quality craftsmanship but you can’t beat the exceptional customer service.
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Orvis Embraces Conservation Efforts
I understand and appreciate the great strides conservationists make every day. Orvis remains at the top of the ongoing efforts to clean up our waterways and protect them from future contamination.
During my media trip to Orvis’ flagship store and factory in Manchester, VT, I received personalized training in all-things fly-fishing related with an emphasis on conservation efforts.
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Build Your Foundation
Learn to Fly Fish with the Orvis Pros (or find an instructor near you)
Find a fly-fishing class at your local Orvis retail store or sign up for classes offered by other organizations like Trout Unlimited or your state’s fish and boat commission. That is to say, learn proper casting techniques so you can fully appreciate my new hobby and catch fish. After that, get out on the water and practice, practice, practice!
Orvis donates five percent of pre-tax profits every year to protect nature, support communities, and advance canine health and well-being. Proceeds are estimated to be $14 million in more than 25 years.
Get Outdoors and Challenge Yourself
Learn Something New EVERY DAY
Fly fishing is a sport that takes years to master through continuous trial and error. The more time you devote to education and practice, the more likely you’ll grow your skills. Devote time to practice and learning about trout and other species’ habits. That means hours and hours of casting and time on the water until you’re in sync with your equipment.
Recreation Therapy! Venture outdoors.
Each hour you spend fishing, walking your dog, and hiking positively impacts your overall mental and physical health. Strive for 60 or more minutes per day of your own personal free time.
As a result, the more you engage in outdoor activities, the less likely you’ll worry or stress. Think of outdoor recreation as a therapy session for whatever ails you.
Meanwhile, practice responsible fishing and conservation and adhere to rules and regulations in place to protect fish and their natural habitats.
A Personal Note – Share Your Love!
Fly-fishing gear is a perfect gift for family and friends. Loved ones are more likely to join you if they have the equipment. Find the balance between work and play and pass that along to someone you love.
A few years ago, I bought my youngest an Encounter rod and reel combo. He wasn’t overly enthusiastic about learning to fish but it’s my pleasure to share my love for the outdoors. Consequently, we occasionally get out on the water together.
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I purchased my first Orvis Clearwater fly rod and reel combo in 2012 and it travels with me everywhere I go. Who knows when you’ll get the bug to fish?
Face the fact we all damage our fly-fishing equipment at some point. My first break happened when I tripped on a rock while fishing in the Delaware River. Fly rods and reels can also be damaged from improper use. The Orvis guarantee is incredible. You can read more about warranties hereor contact your local Orvis retail store.
Check out other Orvis’ products and services. They run the gamut from fly fishing to outdoor gear. Follow this link to shop Orvis’ Clearance Room.
Waders? Are you petite or tall? Do you have a difficult time finding waders that fit? Check out Orvis’ Salmon River Fly-Fishing.
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