Guided Trips with Capt. Ryan Sparrow
Hi friend, Here's the info on my guiding services. Please keep in mind that I teach full time, so my availability through mid-May is limited to weekend, and maybe a shoulder day.
Prices: $500 for an extended half day (six hours) for one or two persons, or $600 for a whole day (eight hours+) for one to two persons. I do not take more than two clients per boat (fishing or non fishing), not only because the Stilt is rated for only three persons total, but we have found that three anglers usually catch fewer than two anglers. I want to provide the highest-quality fishing experience possible, and that means advocating for policies that may cost you more, but result in a far more enjoyable trip.
Clients often ask, "Do you prefer poling or wading?" I do whatever the visual conditions and our clients' preferences dictate. Let us know what your goals are, and we will adjust our approach to help you fulfill them.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
Weather-related cancellation or rescheduling prior to arrival:
I would prefer to cancel your visit -- even up to the last minute -- if we expect poor weather conditions. The bottom line is: We want you to have a good time so you'll come back and refer your friends to us. If I consider it okay, and you don't, then I'd like you to reschedule your visit if it's a last-minute decision. Otherwise the standard cancellation policy is in effect.
Standard non-weather cancellations before arrival:
When you book a trip with me, I do not run deposits, except for groups of four or more. However, we ask to be notified of non-weather related cancellations four weeks in advance.
Weather-related fishing cancellations after arrival:
Moderate to strong southeast winds are part of any average fly fishing day, so that alone does not justify cancelling the day. But if a strong windy cold front, a thundershower, or a tropical depression threatens, we will be the first to call off the fishing. If any of your guided fishing trips have to be cancelled due to weather after you have arrived, then the amount you would have paid for that fishing trip will be subtracted from your total bill.