Originally Posted by fishnskiguy
I guided for seven years in Colorado, and my buddy and I always hire a guide when we go up to Montana for a trip.
An all day float for two will get the guide $100 tip if he puts in a good effort. We try really hard to tip on effort and NOT on fish caught.
An all day walk/wade gets $80 and a half day/walk wade $40. Again, its effort not fish.
Walk wade trips get less because the guide has to put in/ haul out and clean the boat on his time.
But I'll throw this in, if he sucks, make it obvious to him with your tip. He needs to catch on.
(btw, I don't expect that to be an issue)