I found one guide website that says he does not fish to better attend to his clients. I sent emails to a couple other guide services with some questions, whether or not they fish while guiding among them. It will be interesting to see what they say.
For those who have taken guided trips, has it been your experience that the guide fishes while guiding? I don’t count demonstrating techniques as fishing.
I’ve taken guided trips in Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, and in Canada, as well as a couple in PA. The guide we had on the WB Delaware fished, but the others in PA did not. As I said, the AR guide fished, the ones in ID, MT, and Canada did not.
I feel the guide’s role is to help the angler with what his or her goals are for the trip; either to catch a lot of trout, catch big trout, etc. I don’t believe in paying the guide to fish.
What is your opinion?