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Avail Yourself, It Pays Off – Part Two

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Avail 2Once you have committed to a guided fishing trip, there is an obligation on your part to be prepared for it.

I will freely admit that for some of the trips I’ve taken over the years I was unprepared and that lack of preparation did impact the fulfillment of the expectations I had set for myself. My failure to be prepared was a direct result of me not asking the right questions and making assumptions about the trip that didn’t come to fruition. Of course it is easy to blame the outfitter or guide if the trip doesn’t meet your expectations but having a frank discussion with the outfitters and guides prior to the trip really helps establish joint expectations that can usually be fulfilled. more…

Avail Yourself, It Pays Off – Part One

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Avail 1Angling, especially fly fishing, is a sport that fosters all sorts of expectations on the part of the angler. Dreams of big fish, subtle rises to tiny flies, exotic locations, new species caught on the fly and strange but inviting waters.
I don’t know about you, but anytime I am driving or flying somewhere and look down at rivers and lakes, my thoughts go to the fish: what’s there, how’s the fishing and I wonder whether it would be a good place to wet a fly. Occasionally, new angling opportunities do present themselves. The quick business trip to an unfamiliar town, the vacation to a location where you know there’s good fishing and of course those obligatory trips for family reunions, weddings, birthdays and funerals. When you go, you’d like to take along the fly rod, gear and get in a bit of fishing, but you don’t know anything about the River X in Zeesville, USA. What to do? more…