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Guide School Agenda
Day 1
Meet & greet 10 minutes
Expectation of a guide 15 minutes
What makes a good guide 10 minutes
Casting clinic and evaluation 1 hour
Mechanics of casting 1 hour
Equipment check list 1/2 hour
Attire and personal hygiene (dress to impress) 10 minutes
DO's and dont's of guiding 10 minutes
Prep for next day's trip (Gear/lunch box (list)/cooler/contact time/lunch and beverage load up 1/2 hour
Planning your destination (Time R to weather, fishing, hatches, sports goal) 20 minutes
Meeting your sport, review flies and boxes/picking flies and gear to buy at shop 10 minutes
Shuttle - reserve vehicle, emergency plan 5 minutes
Load your vehicle 10 minutes
Casting for success (common errors) teaching your sport - tips and techniques 2 1/2 hours
Knots and rigging 1 hour
Dinner

Day 2
Wade and Walk - prep for wade (gear down) 20 minutes
Nymphing techniques 10 minutes
Steamer techniques 10 minutes
Wet fly techniques 10 minutes
Dry fly techniques 10 minutes
Presentation (on water demo) 1 hour
When and where to fish 30 minutes
LUNCH
Reading water - position your sport 1 hour
Guiding your sport station & reposition 3 hours
Boat care (equipment list) Packing your boat 20 minutes
Trailering and backing up 10 minutes
Loading, wader up and put in at ramp 15 minutes
Manuevering on lake 1 1/2 hours
DINNER

Day 3 & 4
Boat prep 15 minutes
Lunch - prep and pack 15 minutes
Meet your sport 5 minutes
Plan your destination, day, goal 5 minutes
Fly shop buy/shuttle 15 minutes
Loading your sport 5 minutes
Depart for put in 5 minutes
Loading boat 10 minutes
Ramp etiquette 5 minutes
Launch/put in/safety review 5 minutes
Check out your sport - "Rod handling"/Casting 10 minutes
Rod rigging for first 1/2 of trip 10 minutes
Explanation of the goals for first 1/2 of trip 10 minutes
Guiding your sports 3 hours & 3 hours
Talk about bugs - When/where/how
• May flies: Nymphs - emergers - dries - spinners
• Caddis: pupa - emergers - dries
• Stoneflies: Nymphs - dries
• Terrestrials : Ants - Beetles - Hoppers
DINNER

Day 5
Review of skills and techniques, Day 1, 2, 3, 4
Skills test and evaluation - Casting mechanics, boat skills
Certificates
Self Promotion
Handouts Pro Staff/Guide Programs
Resume
Lunch
Re-test if needed

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