Orvis Fly Fishing
Should I Take A Guided Trip?
There are a number of benefits from taking a guided trip. With a guided trip, you will likely be exposed to new water to fish, insights into techniques, creative fly selection and be given opportunities to catch fish that you may not have had on your own. Anglers traveling to destination fisheries all over the world almost always use the help of guides to help ensure angling success.
Another aspect of taking a guided trip is the comradery and friendships that often are the result of the trip. Taking a guided trip with friends or family can be a great bonding experience and foster lasting memories. Before you go ahead and book a trip anywhere, it's important to run through a few questions that should be on your mind.
It's your choice
If you are the one paying for the guided trip, then it's your choice alone as to whether you decided to go alone or bring a friend.
Have Fun with a Buddy
Taking a guided trip with a friend or family member can be a ton of fun. Having your guide take care of you, often row the boat, and tell you exactly where to cast or when to mend, often means that many of stresses of a day of fishing are no longer there. All the stress is on the guide to make it happen. All you have to do is exactly what the guide asks you to do. Once all the stress is gone, you're free to enjoy a day on the water with as much joy and enthusiasm as you can handle. The best way to enjoy a day like that is with a good friend. Think of it just like going and having a nice meal or a cocktail with a friend.
Talking to a Guide or Outfitter
Taking a guided trip can offer many epiphanies to you as a client. Try to think about guided trips as less of a guarantee that you'll catch as many fish possible and more of a guarantee that you should learn something new or be exposed to something that you couldn't have seen without the help of your guide. Good guides will push you to try harder, be more accurate, and be more observant. You should come out of any guided trip with new knowledge and experience. Deciding whether you want to share that guided experience with a friend is completely up to you, but remember that sharing a guided trip with someone close is an experience that both will remember for a long time.
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