Unique angling guide training Skills

Our angling guide training is more more than a basic fly fishing guide school. By covering more than just the basics, our angling guide program empowers you to carve out your own angling guide career and even start your own fishing outfitter business while providing a transformational experience for your guests.

our Angling Guide training

Working as an angling guide is an ideal way to combine the sport you love with the lifestyle you dream of. In our angling guide training, you will learn the fishing techniques, wilderness skills and management knowledge that every angling guide needs. Throughout the angling guide course, you’ll practice what you learn in diverse environments, including lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Your experienced mentor angling guide will demonstrate fishing techniques and continually guide you throughout the hands-on fishing training that forms the foundation of our program. Living in our supportive ranch community and learning about our philosophy as you train will empower you to take responsibility and contribute essential skills that allow you to share your knowledge of the area and angling techniques with your guests.

Here’s what you’ll learn with our angling guide training:

  • How to guide guests on fishing trips

  • Specialized techniques for lake and stream fishing

  • Casting techniques

  • Dry fly presentations

  • Wet fly presentations

  • Fly-tying

  • Entomology

  • Species identification

  • Habitats of different fish species

  • Basic wildlife safety

  • Best practices for wilderness fishing tours

  • Regulations for fishing and guiding

  • Management and acquisition of angling guide territory

  • Nature Connection, Conservation and Stewardship and Personal Development, including responsibility, initiative, contribution, connection and positivity

Where you will learn to reel in more than just fish

Throughout our mentor angling guide training, we focus on more than the basic skills that you can find in any fly fishing guide school. In our experience, personal development and ongoing leadership training is just as crucial to the success of an angling guide as casting techniques. The ability to learn from nature is what empowers an angling guide to lead guests with confidence, competence and enthusiasm.

Throughout our angling guide training, we continually present you with new challenges and greater responsibilities. This heightened learning curve produces better guides and more effective leaders. As you continually work on your own personal development and become better able to adapt to unpredictable wilderness conditions. This directly impacts your growth as a mentor angling guide and your future guests’ overall experience. This is paramount because most guests want to do more than just learn to fly fish; they want to experience true wilderness and gain a broader life perspective. That’s why our mentor fishing guide training never loses sight of your personal development and leadership training as we hone your fishing techniques and practical skills.

We want our angling guide graduates to lead guests on meaningful fishing adventures that embrace this time-honoured sport and the richness of nature’s life-changing impact, leading to a transformational journey for both guide and guest.

Is fishing not your thing but you still want to guide guests through the wilderness? Take a look at our horseback and hiking guide training programs:

3 Steps to your unforgettable adventure

Talk with one of our mentor guides

You'll discuss the details & goals of your adventure

enjoy your wilderness adventure with us!

Leave the chaos of city life behind as you reconnect with nature and yourself

We offset guests' flight carbon production by investing in sustainable community forest management

5% of each trip supports conservation efforts in the Chilcotin Ark

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2. Improves memory
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4. Boosts creativity
5. Builds relationships
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