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so i have a guided steelhead trip booked for february and i was wondering,,,,what is a good amount for a tip???
 
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yea its kind of spendy,,,,i just heard your suppose to tip them,,,im not sure....i just dont want to look like an ass.im good at that
 
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If you really enjoy the trip, the guide got you into fish ( or at least you could tell he threw his whole arsenal and heart at it ) and was proffesional and polite and didn't make you feel like a dope... I would tip 1/3 of the cost of the trip, so if he's $150.... $50, may seem like a lot but the guy is teaching as well as serving, I have tipped guides as much as 100% becouse they worked their asses off and were an absolute pleasure to spend the day with. on the other hand, if the guy just sucked and you left feeling cheated.... no reason he shouldn't feel the same way. this is my own personal scale, not an industry standard by any means. I am still close friends with several of the guys Ive fished with, and since have fished with them for free, so a nice tip can lead to a cheaper trip during the slow season or down time.:cool:
 
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so i have a guided steelhead trip booked for february and i was wondering,,,,what is a good amount for a tip???

If the guide gets you into a limit of steelys then tip him 25 bucks . If he doesn't get you any fish then don't tip him. That is pretty much standard when on a guided trip.
 
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The tip should have little or nothing to do with the number of fish tagged.
I've tagged fish with rotten guides and offered no tip at the end of the trip. I have tipped big for a guide that, as stated above, put his heart and sole into the trip and came up fish-less. This nice tip, turned into a complimentary trip on one of those "HOT BITE" days that I'll never forget!
 
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thanks for the replys....im sure hell work hard ive heard good things about him....i will throw a tip his way,,,im sure hell show me tons of stuff i dont know..thanks guys
 
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if your going with a buddy 50 bucks each. Regardless of fish caught.
 
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