Naples, Fla.— Backcountry Guide Service owner Capt. Ken Chambers has been selected as the 2016 Saltwater Guide of the Year. Each year The Orvis Company recognizes the best in fly-fishing and wingshooting adventures. In 2016, lodges, outfitters and guides from South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Florida, Missouri and Chile made the list.
David Perkins, Vice Chairman of Orvis explains, “These designees are selected based on the feedback from customers – the people who matter most to all of us here at Orvis. Each of these winners demonstrates the highest standards for customer service, professionalism, commitment to conservation, and respect for our natural world.”
“I’m proud to be associated with a great group of Orvis endorsed guides across the country. To be honored with this award is very humbling and I have to thank my clients for their continued support,” Capt. Chambers said.
The Collier County native and Naples resident has been a backcountry fishing guide for 16 years offering fly fishing and light tackle charters year round in the inshore waters of Southwest Florida.
Ken left his financial services career to pursue his passion. “ I didn’t really have a long term plan to be a fishing guide but the opportunity to spend days on the water with great clients doing what I love has been too good to pass up.”