From Orvis:

“Each year, for thirty-four years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). The allocation of these awards is based on a number of criteria, the most important of which is customer feedback: the reviews from the customers who have experienced these operations are the ultimate arbiters of success. Also taken into consideration are the operation’s environmental commitment to and stewardship of their resources, and their partnership with Orvis in providing the finest sporting experience possible.

Unfortunately, due to public health concerns and travel restrictions, the 2020 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Roanoke, VA, was canceled, and with it the much-anticipated awards ceremony. But we want to make sure that these incredible partners receive their due kudos. It is a privilege, therefore, to announce the winners here on the Orvis Fly Fishing blog. Click here to see the lists of nominees for each category.

Here are this year’s winners, along with customer comments that caught our eyes. Click on the highlighted name of the guide or the operation to learn more about each winner.

2020 Endorsed Freshwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year:

Josh Pfeiffer – Maryville, Tennessee

2020 Endorsed Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year

Capt. Rene Letourneau – Pawtucket, Rhode Island

2020 Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year

Healing Waters Lodge – Twin Bridges, Montana

2020 Fly Shop of the Year

Bay Street Outfitters – Beaufort, South Carolina

2020 Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year

Linehan Outfitting Company– Libby, Montana

2020 Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year

Prairie Wildlife – West Point, Mississippi

2020 Wingshooting Guide of the Year

B.J. Walle – Flying B Ranch, Kamiah, Idaho

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve Grossman – Double Gun Bird Hunts

To read more about the winners, you can read the rest of the Orvis announcement, here.

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