Originally Posted by wyatt96
As a full time fly guide, how much time do you actually have off on an average?
Are you looking to become a guide, or are you just curious?
There are so many factors that determine this, that it is difficult to get a straight answer. As some have pointed out, are you working for someone or yourself? Are you in an area where it is seasonal, such as Alaska or most of Canada? Are you going to spend the summer season in one location and the winter in another? What specie or species are you targeting? Where will your specialty (emphasis) be? These are just some questions among others.
Some guides work 25 days a year, others work over 300 days a year. One thing is certain, whether you are working for someone or yourself, you will not work much your first year or two. It takes time to develop a reputation, a following and referrals. Also, the more well versed you are, the more you will work.
My only stipulation, whether working the so called corporate "real world" job in the past, or guiding, I refuse to work Sundays! I'm old school and refer to Sundays as "family day" where it is a day to relax, unwind, spend it with my fiance and do what I want to do. IMHO, all businesses, except emergency services should be closed on Sundays.