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Hey Scuro
same as you would a meal 15% if he did a good job, but i have had clients go way higher if they had a good time.
sometimes more even on bad days of fishing. Its not always about the fish you catch its about the total experience.
Cheers and have a great time in B.C :thumbup:
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I have been a guide in the Valley for a lot of years and it depends on the client,no matter how good a job you do.I have had Euro`s here for a week solid and no tip,but have had good tips on one day trips with americans.I say on a five hundred dollar day trip 50 bucks is a good tip...a hundred is better but i would expect at least 50!
 

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I would say 50 for half day, 100 for a full day...

If you're rich and doing multiple days, someone else step in because I have no experience in that area ;)

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[I would say 50 for half day, 100 for a full day... If you're rich and doing multiple days, someone else step in because I have no experience in that area/quote]

Depends of course. Keep in mind that a tip does not have to be cash. Gift certificates, beverages etc. will often do the trick. Get to know your guide a little and suss them out.
 

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How much do you charge for a day of fishing??????!!! :eek:
That's ridiculous! 50 to 100 dollars on top of what you get?
If I tried to do that in my business, I would get shown the door! I'm lucky if I get a coffee in the time I'm at someones place!
 

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I had the opportunity to fish at a very exclusive remote river for a week. The package cost around $6500. Luckily the boss picked up the tab and the tip. Tip was $800 per person on top of the package cost.

I never even would have thought to tip a fishing guide. But it makes sense I guess
 

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It depends on the day and the guide. If the fishing was crappy and the guide didn't care or try very hard, i'd give him $50. If the fishing was bad, but the guide gave it all he had, i'd give him $100. If the fishing was good, but the guide had a bad attitude, i'd give him $75. If the fishing was good and the guide was great, i'd give him up to $200. It's also relative to the amount that you pay for the trip. I based my numbers on a $700 trip.
 

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neK said:
I have had Euro`s here for a week solid and no tip
The thing is in some Europe country tips are pretty much inexistent. Here you tip for a hair cut, restaurants, taxi so tipping a fishing guide is something natural. It is not for Europeans. It is not that they do not want. They probably just do not know they should... :2cents:
 

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. I can tell ya if the guide was crappy and didnt care i would be looking for a tip back from him,never mind the $50 for him. i have been on both sides of the fence, and the way i look at it is you are already getting payed to do your job and a tip is a bonous if it happens. alot of people save their hard earned dollars for a very long time to be able to afford just the trip it self nevermind the tip that seems to be a must now adays. i say if you feel you need to tip do so that it doesnt break the bank, if you can not tip be shure to let your guide know it just isn,t in the budget and that should be good enough, because if you had a great time with him or her you will be shure to refer him to your freinds which will keep them(the guides) busy. and if they did not do a great job they will soon be out of work.
 

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You are getting paid to do your job. No need to tip. It should not be expected, if you counting on someone to tip you to make a buck then you're in the wrong business or not charging enough. If someone wants to tip you fine, but don't tell me it's expected. A waitress/waiter makes a paltry amount and rely on tips to make up for it, in fact with horrible service you are still "required" to leave a tip! Anyways I think I've hijacked this thread so I'm stepping out of this. :2cents:
 

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Just wanted to post a little more info about my previous post. It seems to me that there is a bit of a misconception out there that guides make a ton of coin based on the rates that they charge, but I don't think that's the case. I've looked into doing some guiding myself, and it costs a lot of money to run a boat on the river. The guide has to pay for fuel, both for the boat and towing the boat to where ever he is launching. He has the insurance on the trailer, and on the boat. He has to pay for gear, lunch for the guests (usually), maintenance on the boat. I would say it's safe to assume that most guys are making payments on their boats as well. So, saying all of this, you need to factor all this into the cost of the trip. Like I said before, ive looked into doing a little guiding. From what I can figure, you need to do lots of trips every season to make a living, never mind a good living. So why not give the guy a little extra for his efforts. If it's not in the budget, no problem. Just let him know that it wasn't anything that he did wrong. If you can afford it, use your own discretion. Whatever you feel is appropriate if great.
 

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Rick Baerg said:
I'll ad a little bit! With todays gas prices, the average busy guide this year will spend anywhere from $15,000 - $20,000 per year on fuel for boat and truck!
I know of guys that will make 30,000-40,000 guiding from september-november and that is on their days off.
 

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Flyguy, can you elloborate on that a little. Just doing some quick math, the average guy works 5 days a week. If they are guiding on their days off, that leaves 2 days a week for guiding. There are 12 weeks in Sept-Nov, that means 24 days guiding. If they are making $30,000-$40,000 in that number of days, that means they are making $1,250-$1,666 per day. Sounds a little out of line to me.
I'm not trying to start an arguement, i'm just trying to figure it out. Just some friendly discussion. If you'd rather PM me, feel free.
 

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damn :thumbup: remind me not to hire those guys then :confused: mind you they could be doing multiple trips in a day right. but i thought a half day trip was only like $500 with most guides :confused: I did talk with someone about a full day trip to the Upper Pitt and it would have run $800 for 2 of us :cheers:


maybe i should get a boat and licence :happy:
 
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