Spotted Bear Ranch of Whitefish, Montana Named Orvis Expedition of the Year

MANCHESTER, VT--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - At their annual Endorsed Operations Rendezvous in Bozeman, Montana, The Orvis Company announced Spotted Bear Ranch ( of Whitefish, Montana as the recipient of the Orvis Expedition of the Year Award.

Executive Vice President Dave Perkins stated, "As an Orvis Endorsed Expedition, this operation performs in one of the wildest wilderness areas within the United States, between the Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park. They do so with a level of professionalism and keen focus on conservation that sets the bar in this industry. Not only do they execute their jobs in an outstanding fashion in a truly remote setting, they do so with such passion; many of their client reports speak of it with admiration and inspiration."

Customer raves about Spotted Bear in the past have included the following:

"The enthusiasm combined with their overwhelming knowledge and skill was infectious. I couldn't imagine a better group of guides."

"All were extensively knowledgeable and willing to help. They went above and beyond just helping us fish. They were extremely professional and efficient, but they also became our friends. They made this trip a phenomenal experience."


For twenty years the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in fly fishing lodges and fly fishing guides through its Endorsed Lodges Outfitters and Guides program. Each endorsed operation has its own character, but all share the same high standards: great service, great fishing and an experienced, professional staff. These standards of excellence are continually reviewed by the Orvis staff and evaluated by visiting guests in post-visit critiques sent directly to The Orvis Company. Orvis endorsed operations cater to ability levels from beginner to expert.

About The Orvis Company

Founded in 1856, Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates a chain of retail stores in the U.S. and England including its Flagship store in Manchester, VT; and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide. Orvis donates five percent of pre-tax profits each year to environmental programs. You can read more about Orvis on their website at

Tel: 802-362-8687
Fax: 802-362-8851
The Orvis Company, Inc.
178 Conservation Way
Sunderland, VT 05250

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