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Hiring Guides
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I am taking my first fishing trip to a lodge in Canada. Part of our package includes a guide for a couple days we are there. Do you/should I plan on tipping the guides?

Thanks.

Posted on: 6/5 20:04:22
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Re: Hiring Guides
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I have always tipped my guides. Even my dad tipped guides and he is the cheapest tipper I've ever seen at restaurants. I have never hired a guide in canada though...

Posted on: 6/5 20:13:35
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Re: Hiring Guides
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If you went to a steakhouse for a special dinner would you tip the waitress?

You are taking a special fishing trip I would certainly tip the guide.

Posted on: 6/6 15:53:56
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Re: Hiring Guides
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BrianHoffies wrote:
If you went to a steakhouse for a special dinner would you tip the waitress?

You are taking a special fishing trip I would certainly tip the guide.



Not when they're being paid $15/hr now.

Posted on: 6/6 19:32:35
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Re: Hiring Guides
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dumb question.....how much do you tip a guide????

never hired a guide so I would have no clue.

Posted on: 6/6 20:30:15
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Re: Hiring Guides
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This is a good informational conversation that I feel like hasn't happened here in a while!

$50-100 depending on the quality of trip, cost of trip, number of people etc. usually for me.

Posted on: 6/6 20:48:29
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Re: Hiring Guides
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Doberfishman wrote:
Quote:

BrianHoffies wrote:
If you went to a steakhouse for a special dinner would you tip the waitress?

You are taking a special fishing trip I would certainly tip the guide.



Not when they're being paid $15/hr now.


You seriously don't tip waitresses/waiters anymore?

Posted on: 6/6 20:48:53
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Re: Hiring Guides
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$20 per person for a group with good fishing. Solo or couples trip $50. Again, this is with fish being landed. A lot of guides these days say full reimbursement if you don't catch anything. Problem is a 4" perch is something...

Posted on: 6/6 21:20:20
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Re: Hiring Guides
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05/19/2008
From outta here
Posts: 797
It's completely up to my clients. Is it expected? No. But it is appreciated.

I offer a few different formats for a day, or half day, on the water. From just a boat and operator... To a all inclusive day with everything provided including a mid day barbecue.

If the guide didn't pull his weight... Tip accordingly. But if the guide goes above and beyond... Tip accordingly.

Should / how much, do you tip your guide? Your call...

Posted on: 6/6 23:49:26
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Re: Hiring Guides
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BrianHoffies wrote:
If you went to a steakhouse for a special dinner would you tip the waitress?

You are taking a special fishing trip I would certainly tip the guide.


If you went to the hospital and the MD saved your life, would you tip them %20 of your bill??????

Now that people make $15/hr, I'm not tipping anymore. Guides? why not just charge a rate you want/need to make ends meet????you know, LIKE EVERY OTHER SERVICE? Anyone tip their plumber? Electrician? Imagine tipping %20 to the guys that build your home?!?!?!

Dwight Schrute : "Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver food, I can drive a taxi, I can and do cut my own hair. I did, however, tip my urologist. Because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones."

Posted on: 6/7 8:48:57
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