Guide Service News – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Guide Service News

After nearly 20 years of participating in the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program (known as ELOG), Fins & Feathers has declined to renew membership as of 01/10/2020. This program is a paid marketing partnership with Orvis and we were recognized as the 2010 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. We are grateful for our years of participation in ELOG, but have reached the decision that the $4400 annual fee is better spent elsewhere at this time.

This decision did not come easily, but in the end, is based on the reciprocal value we assign to all partnerships. Simply put, we no longer felt that Orvis was putting as much into their end of the ELOG partnership as Fins & Feathers, thus the value we recieved from the partenrship was substanatially minimized over time.

Moving forward, Fins & Feathers will continue to offer, service, and support the full lineup of Orvis products in our Bozeman fly shop.

Our guide and outfitting service will continue as is, but we will no longer advertise ourselves as an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter. Our guides will no longer be required to offer our guests Orvis’ rod and reels for use on guided trips. Some of our guides will continue to fish with Orvis products as they like and believe in these products. Other guides will be representing the brands and partnerships that they feel bring the most value to our customers and anglers in general.

We are proud to be a truly independent fly shop and fly fishing outfitter in Bozeman, Montana. Supporting companies that invest in our natural resources and bring innovation to the fly fishing experience is our core mission at Fins & Feathers.