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Angling for The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

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19590017Kelly Williams of Colorado writes to tell us about a great accomplishment that the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (a member of RanchWeb) recently announced. Brush Creek Ranch recently received the highly sought after designation as an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge. “I’m sure you are familiar with this prestigious recognition that only 50 lodges in the US have received,” writes Kelly. We sure are!

The Orvis Standard represents the hallmark of excellence in the fly fishing world and is based on strict criteria that evaluates “the level of overall hospitality at the lodge, the education provided by the fishing guides, emphasis on conservation within the organization, the quality of the fishery recognized and the overall guest experience”. Brush Creek Ranch now sits among the pantheon of sporting lodges in the world which have received this honor.

As Kelly says, “An alternate to the traditional dude ranch, this 13,000-acre luxury guest ranch touts its unparalleled fly fishing program as one of the cornerstones of the resort.”  Hard by the million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offers a diversity of angling venues with both wading and float fishing options for wild rainbow, brown, brook and cut throat trout, including ten miles of exclusive access via Brush Creek, North Brush Creek, and the Encampment and North Platte, both internationally-recognized freestone rivers.

“Obtaining this designation is highly competitive and can range from months to years,” said Tom Evenson, Director of Western Endorsement Programs for Orvis. “We do not endorse any operation without a site visit and as an Orvis Endorsed operation, the Lodge must provide all guests with a survey emphasizing the “Orvis” experience and ensuring our standards continue to be met. We also return to each of our endorsed operations on a ongoing bases to ensure the level of experience is maintained.”

We tip our hats (and our creels) to The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch!

Details: The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is set outside of Saratoga in South Central Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley. This is the time to book a spring fishing trip. For more information or to inquire about rates call (307) 327-5284, or visit them at Ranchweb.

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