Orvis Answer Center
Welcome to the Orvis Answer Center for Endorsed Operations Questions! You'll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions concerning Orvis-Endorsed Operations.
What is an Orvis-Endorsed Operation?
Over two decades ago, Orvis set out to make planning a world-class fishing experience easier for our customers. We sought out the best fishing operations in the most exceptional fishing areas of North America. The result was the Orvis-Endorsed Opearations program for lodges, guides, outfitters, and expeditions. 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 Orvis. Orvis-Endorsed operations cater to every ability from beginner to expert.
View our endorsed North America operations. You can request more information be emailed to you about a specific lodge, guide, outfitter, or expedition, or call us today at 800-876-9097 or 800-548-9548 and we'll be happy to help you with your choice.
How do I use the operations key?
Lodges: An Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge is researched, vetted, and selected by experts who bring their vast expertise in fly fishing and travel to choosing the finest lodges worldwide on your behalf, saving you the work, time, and energy you’d spend to find a lodge on your own.
Guides: Orvis-Endorsed Guides may be independent or part of a guide service that provides several guides. Each guide has a high level of expertise on a specific watershed and is committed to superior customer service and satisfaction.
Outfitters: Orvis-Endorsed Outfitters offer guides based out of Orvis fly shops, where you can get expert advice and gear appropriate for the local waters.
Expeditions: Orvis-Endorsed Expeditions provide guides, hospitality on trips into some of the most remote and unspoiled wilderness areas of North America, and the highest-quality accommodations a “camp” can offer. The locations may be rustic, but the service is “five-star.”
How do I become an Orvis-Endorsed Operation?
To become an Orvis-Endorsed Operation, you must submit a request. See below.
After you submit your request, your lodge, expedition, outfitter, or guide service will be carefully evaluated and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Acceptance into our endorsement program is determined by a number of factors such as resources, facilities, experience, customer service, and references.
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