Orvis’ Short Film Is an Ode to Man’s Best Friend: ‘Copa’

Nothing says love like a film tribute to your dog. And 14 years in, Copa the English setter still pulls off an incredible bird hunt.

Today, Orvis debuted a short film, filmed last fall. It’s not so much a brand video or angler profile, but a cinematic tribute to Orvis President Simon Perkins’ first bird dog, Copa.

Perkins has been guiding for over 11 years, and not just fly fishing, but upland bird hunting too. And that means having his pup by his side.

The film stars (you guessed it), 14-year-old Copa, an English setter.

“In her 14 years, Copa has been by the side of Simon Perkins through myriad changes — Montana guide life, a move to Vermont, marriage, children, and more,” the film description reads. “As she nears the end of her life, Simon reflects on how much their relationship has meant to him.”

Grab a box of tissues because this one’s a tearjerker — in a joyful way.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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