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Fly Life E-News: Orvis’ best of the best are “Endorsed”

Meet the Winners of the 2019 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

By Phil Monahan / Orvis Endorsed / April 29, 2019

Phil Monahan. We think he’s the one that does not look confused. Monahan photo credit.

Each year, for thirty-three years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG).

These awards are 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.

Read the complete story and find out who all the 2019 Orvis-Endorsed Award recipients were . . .

2019 Endorsed Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year

One of our favorite guides is on the list this year, Duane Baker, and for a good cause. He’s very likable, extremely knowledgeable, always professional, and many attest to his being the best bonefish guide in the entire Florida Keys. We at Fly Life agree. If you’re a serious bonefish on a fly fisher and been to the Florida Keys, you know of him and if he fished you once you know him well. If there’s a bonefish tournament in the Keys his client probably won the event – ask Tim Mahaffey. — Skip Clement

Capt. Duane Baker, based in Tavernier, Florida. Photo Baker/Orvis.

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