2017 Tahoe Guide School is nearly sold out. We currently have two open spots. This is an opportunity for aspiring guides to get a leg up in a guide career. This years team comes with some real heavy hitters. Myself and Matt Heron will be back as instructors. Adding to the team in more defined roles are Jay Schwartley and Chuck Ragan. Both helped out last year but will have bigger roles this year. We have taken over a wheel run machine from the previous instructors and are starting to put our flavor on it.
First and foremost, I am a product of a guide school. Honestly, I wouldn’t be here today had I not gone that route. The tools and information I received helped edge me into the guide I am today. A guide school gives you the opportunity to fast forward as ahead of the competition.
We teach this class as if the student wants to be a career fly fishing guide. This is not a learn how to fly fish course. If you are seriously considering signing up for the course you are expected come with intermediate to advanced skills. We expect the students to take this very serious and to be professional.
The skills you will walk away with will be the invaluable ones that will make a or break a career guide. We are not going to sugar coat anything. At this school you will learn how to run a business. A few key focuses are marketing, taxes, permits, and licenses. The others will be how to teach someone to fly fish and how to conduct yourself on the water. How to read your clients and make adjustments based on their personalities and skill sets. Put it this way, a new guide signing up for this guide school will have the honest picture of what it takes to be a guide. They will have more to offer and a bigger piece to their resume than a new guide who has not taken a guide school.
Dates May 1-6
Availability: 2 Spots Open
Package: 6 Day Course, Plus 2 Shadow Days