Store Manager: Frank Smitham
An angler since he was a toddler, Frank grew up with a fishing rod in his hand, following his dad around the local waterways of his hometown of Buena Vista, Colorado. A love for all things outdoors inevitably ensued and, over the years, Frank’s immersed himself in fly-fishing, fly-tying, hiking, and even tournament bass fishing with conventional tackle and fly fishing for trout and warmwater species like carp, stripers, and bass.
Skiing is also a passion of Frank’s; it even afforded him the chance to share a chairlift ride at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen with Jack Nicholson (though he didn’t realize who it was at the time). It’s a story he’d no doubt love to recount when you see him at Orvis Dallas. A veteran retailer, Frank has found a perfect fit at Orvis, as it combines his love of nature with his innate ability to connect with customers and team members alike. And Frank would probably admit that there’s a little bit of showmanship involved as well. It’s a little-known fact (though not anymore) that as a youngster, Frank dabbled in theater and acting, and even had some experience in commercials and movies. And even though he’s not signing autographs these days, he looks forward to helping you make the most of your adventures, and perform your best, in the great outdoors.