All that said, keep in mind that many of the best guides in the U.S. The U.S. would fish with their favorite customers even if they never tipped. For me, being able to keep customers engaged, have fun and learn when fishing is slow is a crucial skill for a fishing guide.
The rental fee covers the trip, the wear and tear of the boat, gas, equipment (rods, reels and flies), knowledge, license, the convenience of fishing in a new area and having someone standing on a boat and pushing or rowing it all day long. Matt Reilly is a freelance writer, outdoor columnist and fly fishing guide specializing in flotation trips for predatory game fish based in southwestern Virginia. In a group setting, anglers can split tips, but help your fishing partner with advanced knowledge to keep him from feeling embarrassed at the end of the fishing day.