Angler’s Pet Peeves

Most experienced guides are friendly, courteous and helpful, especially when guiding children, women, and novice anglers, but occasionally a guide operates more on his own terms and in his own best interest rather than those of his clients.

A few complaints heard from fellow anglers and / or experienced ourselves, however rarely, include those about guides who:

  • try to demonstrate that they are better anglers than their clients
  • are impatient with or reluctant to mentor kids or inexperienced anglers
  • sit too long in an unproductive spot
  • waste time running to distant spots no better than those nearby
  • brag, BS, and tell “you should’ve been here last week” tales
  • complain about previous clients or lousy tippers
  • swear, smoke, disregard client safety & comfort
  • watch the clock and don't converse.