Announcing the Nominees for the 2013 Orvis Guide, Lodge, and Outfitter Awards!

2012 ELOG Awards Kalil Boghdan

Massachusetts-based striper specialist Capt. Kalil Boghdan was named
2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year.

photo by Tom Rosenbauer

For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges Outfitters and Guides (ELOG) program. The winner’s of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2013 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, on April 20. Here are this year’s nominees, along with photos of last year’s winners.

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year:

  • Dave Barron, based in Richland Center, Wisconsin
  • Kalil Boghdan, based in Hamilton, Massachusetts
  • Rob Woodruff, based in Quitman, Texas
  • Dave Hise, based in Hickory, North Carolina
  • Tim Linehan, based in Troy, Montana
  • Steve Hollensed, based in Tom Bean, Texas
  • Patrick Fulkrod, based in Bristol, Tennessee
  • Capt. Dave Hunt, based in Hollywood, Florida.

Falcons Ledge Award

Dave Danley, Spencer Higa, and Jason Danley (from left) of Falcon’s Ledge display
the 2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year award.

photo by Carol Ellis

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year:

  • Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • Libby Camps in T-8 R-9, Maine
  • Camp Bonaventure in Bonaventure, Quebec
  • The Lodge at Palisades Creek in Irwin, Idaho
  • Firehole Ranch in West Yellowstone, Montana
  • Hawk Lake Lodge in Kenora, Ontario
  • The Blue Damsel in Clinton, Montana.

Highland Hills 1

The stunning lodge at Highland Hills was the 2012 Wingshooting Lodge of the Year.

photo courtesy Highland Hills Ranch

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year:

  • The Dream Ranch, in Guntersville, Alabama
  • Eagle‚Äôs Nest Lodge, in Hardin, Montana
  • Pine Hill Plantation, in Donalsonville, Georgia
  • The Flying B Ranch, in Kamiah, Idaho

2012 ELOG Awards Jamie Rouse

Jamie Rouse (holding award) and his team pose with Orvis’s Dave Perkins and Jim Lepage after being named 2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service of the Year.

photo by Tom Rosenbauer

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Guide Service of the Year:

  • Ultimate West Flyfishing, based in Cranbrook, British Columbia
  • Rocky Mountain Outfitters, of Heber City, Utah
  • Hawkins Outfitters, of Glen Arbor, Michigan
  • Jamie Rouse Fly Fishing Adventures, based in Heber Springs, Arkansas
  • Freestone Outfitters, of Denver, Colorado.

2012 ELOG Awards Deep Canyon

Damien Nurre of Deep Canyon Outfitters displays his 2012 Orvis-Endorsed
Fly-Fishing Expedition of the Year award.

photo by Tom Rosenbauer

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Expedition of the Year:

  • Tight Lines, of Vida, Oregon
  • Fortress Lake Retreat, of Alberta, Canada


Dave Leinweber and crew from Anglers Covey clearly enjoyed being named
2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year.

photo by Hannah Perkins

2013 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year:

  • Willow Fly Outfitters, of Almont, Colorado
  • Lopstick Lodge and Outfitters, of Pittsburg, New Hampshire
  • Unicoi Outfitters, of Helen, Georgia
  • Breckenridge Outfitters, of Breckenridge Colorado
  • River Run Outfitters, of Branson, Missouri

2012 ELOG Awards Buzz Cox

Buzz Cox received the first Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Lifetime Achievement Award.

photo by Tom Rosenbauer

We will also be naming the recipient of the Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Lifetime Achievement Award to a very deserving recipient.

Congratulations to all the nominees; this is a remarkable achievement that speaks to quality customer service. We will be announcing the winners here on Monday, April 22, via a special video. Don’t miss it!

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