What Makes a Great Guide?
I’ve always thought that the best flyfishing guides were teachers foremost, and catchers of fish second. In other words, for...
I’ve always thought that the best flyfishing guides were teachers foremost, and catchers of fish second. In other words, for my money, I want someone who will make me a smarter, better angler, and not just leave me with a grip ‘n grin photo. But that’s just me.
What do you think?
The reason I ask is that Tim and I will be participating in The Peak Fly Shop’s first-ever Guide School starting April 29 in Colorado Springs, and I’m starting to work on my “lesson plan.” The school itself is a neat idea… basically for anyone who wants to become a guide, they can come and spend a few days learning the tricks of the trade, from getting first aid and CPR certification, to gear essentials, to planning a trip, to taking photos. I’ll have more info on the class as it gets closer for anyone interested.
Meanwhile, you’d do me a great favor by sharing some of your favorite and not-so-favorite guide experiences. Among you guides out there, what do you consider keys to success?