Fishing Lodges: Ask For Details

Some of the best lodges I’ve ever fished at were sticklers for details. Not details like whether the boats were always the most current or the fly selection fully stocked, but the important ones like whether the guides would break from the daily grind to go after specific fish, or whether the beer was cold at the end of the day. Choose your own questions — like “Can I bring my dog?” — but be sure to ask them well ahead of time.
On New West, Bill Schneider comes up with a pretty good set of questions to ask before deciding where to deplane for your next fishing adventure. Example: “Ask if guides fish. As far as I’m concerned, if I’m paying for a guide, he (and it’s almost always a he), should not fish. Instead, he should help his clients catch fish, period.”

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