Meet the Nominees for the 2022 Orvis Endorsed Awards!

This will be the thirty-seventh year that the Orvis Company will recognize excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s coveted awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2022 Orvis Guide Rendezvous , which will be held in Missoula, Montana from April 21-23. Here are this year’s nominees–listed in alphabetical order–along with photos of last year’s winners:

2021 Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year, Alberto Rey–Fredonia, New York

2022 Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year Nominees:


2021 Wingshooting Guide of the Year, Mike Goldsmith–Joshua Creek Ranch, Texas 

2022 Wingshooting Guide of the Year Nominees:


2021 Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year, Madison Valley Ranch–Ennis, Montana

2022 Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year Nominees:


2021 Wingshooting Lodge of the Year, Flying B RanchKamiah, Idaho 

2022 Wingshooting Lodge of the Year Nominees:


2021 Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year, Lillard’s Fly Fishing ExpeditionColorado 

2022 Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year Nominees:


2019 International Destination of the Year, Hawk Lake Lodge, in Kenora, Ontario
(Not awarded 2020-21)

2022 International Destination of the Year Nominees:


2021 Fly Shop of the Year, TCO Fly Shop– four locations in Pennsylvania

2022 Fly Shop of the Year Nominees:


11 thoughts on “Meet the Nominees for the 2022 Orvis Endorsed Awards!”

  1. How you missed Blackfoot River Outfitters – John Herzer (Missoula MT), and Magic Waters/River of Dreams – Eduardo Barrueto (Balmaceda Chile) is beyond me.

  2. Congratulations to the staff at TCO, truly the best staff of any fly shops I’ve been to. Very knowledgeable friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work.

    Charlie Griffen

  3. El Pescador lodge for international destination of the year. I can’t give enough praise to the staff guides and food. Being a vegan it’s alway a challenge for me traveling but the staff at El Pescador went out of their way to accommodate me. One night they even made a vegan cake for dessert for ,self and another vegan that was staying there. This was just the icing on the cake (pun intended) in addition to the great fishing ! Best vacation ever.

  4. I think Damon Neupar should be nominated. He’s an excellent Guide. His knowledge and stream side fresh grilled lunches are awesome. He’s based in Ellicott Ville NY. Does a great job floating the Clarion river in PA.

  5. Way to go Libby Camps. Truly a one of a kind place. Congratulations Matt to you and the entire Libby team!!

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