As you can see in the skills list above, our guide training covers much more than a basic fly fishing guide school. By covering more than just the basics, our angling guide program empowers you to carve out your own angling guide career and even start your own fishing outfitter business while providing a transformational experience for your guests.
Working as an angling guide is an ideal way to combine the sport you love with the lifestyle you dream of. In our guide training, you will learn the fishing techniques, wilderness skills and management knowledge that every angling guide needs. Throughout the course, you’ll practice what you learn in diverse environments, including lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Your experienced mentor guide will demonstrate fishing techniques and continually guide you throughout the hands-on training that forms the foundation of our program. Living in our supportive ranch community and learning about our philosophy as you train will empower you to take responsibility and contribute essential skills that allow you to share your knowledge of the area and angling techniques with your guests.
Here’s what you’ll learn in our angling guide program:
How to guide guests on fishing trips
Specialized techniques for lake and stream fishing
Dry fly presentations
Wet fly presentations
Habitats of different fish species
Basic wildlife safety
Best practices for wilderness tours
Regulations for fishing and guiding
Management and acquisition of angling guide territory
Nature Connection, Conservation and Stewardship and Personal Development, including responsibility, initiative, contribution, connection and positivity
Where you will learn to reel in more than just fish
Throughout our mentor guide training, we focus on more than the basic skills that you can find in any fly fishing guide school. In our experience, personal development and ongoing leadership training is just as crucial to the success of an angling guide as casting techniques. The ability to learn from nature is what empowers an angling guide to lead guests with confidence, competence and enthusiasm. Throughout our guide training, we continually present you with new challenges and greater responsibilities. This heightened learning curve produces better guides and more effective leaders. As you continually work on your own personal development and become better able to adapt to unpredictable wilderness conditions, this directly impacts your growth as a mentor guide and your future guests’ overall experience. This is paramount because we’ve found that most guests want to do more than just learn to fly fish; they want to experience true wilderness and gain a broader life perspective. And that’s why our mentor guide training never loses sight of your personal development and leadership training, even as we hone your fishing techniques and practical skills. We want our angling guide graduates to lead guests on meaningful fishing adventures that embrace both the fullness of this time-honoured sport and the richness of nature’s life-changing impact, leading to a transformational journey for both guide and guest.
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