Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is additional service and piece of mind. We eliminate a lot of surprises by thoroughly vetting our lodging and outfitter partners to assure you’re getting the best experience each respective region has to offer. In most cases, our flat rate pricing–which includes taxes and any hidden fees—is the same as booking direct. Additionally, we stay in constant contact with our partners and relay pertinent information back to our guests, and are available to answer any questions you might have along the way. Think of us as your personal fly fish concierge service!
We do not book your flights or plan your travel for the trips. We’ve found that it works best if you book your own travel based on your needs and preference of carrier. That said, we’ll always work with our guests to help you get there if necessary. Your hosts will communicate their travel plans with you and may very well be sitting next to you on the plane. Upon arriving at the destination, we might share vehicles to help keep costs down for everyone.
In most cases, yes! Our trips are typically based on double occupancy. However, if you are traveling alone or would just prefer to have a single room, we can usually accommodate that request depending on the location we are traveling. The cost to upgrade to a single room will vary by individual trips.
We always suggest fishing with your own gear if you have it. Most of us are more comfortable fishing with the gear we are familiar. If you don’t have your own gear, many of the lodges and outfitters we partner with have gear available for use. Depending on the location, there may be an additional charge if rental gear such as waders is necessary. Please be sure to let us know if you need equipment and we will do our best to get everything coordinated in advance of your arrival.
Traveling with modern fly rods is pretty easy and common these days. Most rod are four pieces and can be taken in their tube as a carry on. Many anglers use rod carriers like those made by Fishpond or Orvis. These carriers allow you to take several rods and reels in one case as a carry on. If you think your setup is in question, be sure to check with your air carrier before you travel.
Guiding is very much a service industry. The guides we use work hard to give you a great experience and help put you on the fish. Tipping in most cases should be based on your experience for the trip and not necessarily the fish you catch. If the guide is working hard and doing what they think is your best opportunity to catch fish, you can’t hold it against them if the fish or weather don’t cooperate. A standard tip for guide day is 15-20%. If that guide does something great and puts you on that fish of a lifetime, it’s okay to make their day, too.
Well that really depends on the trip. In some cases, alcohol may be included in the price of the trip. If it is not included, we can usually steer you to a good spot to pick up the beverage of your choice.
Not really; we take anglers of all ages all over the place! We do ask that you are at least 18 years old or traveling with another responsible adult. We love having those younger than 18 on our trips. Its great to see kids and young adults exposed to the great sport of fly fishing.