We are delighted to announce that our head guide, Doug Gibson, has received the prestigious 2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award!

We can’t think of a more deserving, humble angler than Doug to receive such a distinct honor. Doug has been guiding for Three Rivers Ranch since we first became Orvis-endorsed in 1974. His leadership, desire and expertise in the fly fishing industry has influenced immeasurable clients, fellow guides as well as local anglers. Doug has spent a lifetime sharing his knowledge and passion for our area and fly fishing, as well as helping define what it means to be an outstanding guide in the industry.

Below is the wonderful press release Orvis wrote to recognize Doug’s award:

Doug Gibson Named Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award
SUNDERLAND, VT (April 2014) – The Orvis Company has announced Doug Gibson, Three Rivers Ranch, Warm River, Idaho (www.threeriversranch.com) as Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award. There are few people lucky enough to be born in great trout country. An even smaller, fortunate few are able to remain in that land for the rest of their lives. Doug Gibson is one of the few.

Born in Newdale, Idaho, Gibson has been fishing for more than 56 years. Currently the head guide for Three Rivers Ranch in Warm River, he began his guiding career in 1972 and, as the saying goes, has not looked back since. He has received the Guide of the Year Award from Orvis in the past, a testament to his expertise, experience and knowledge on the water. As a true native of the area, he possesses a wealth of knowledge of Idaho’s flora, fauna and fisheries. A true gentleman, he is well respected by fellow guides and adored by clients who return, year after year, to fish under his guidance.

For over twenty years the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences 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 or wingshooting, 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 every ability from beginners to experts.