YCFF Guide Trip Information Request Form
What's your name?
What's your e-mail address?
What's your phone number? Be sure to include the area and/or country code.
How do you prefer I respond?
If you prefer a phone call, what time is best?
Where are you from?
Where are you in the decision-making process?
Looking for info.
Almost ready to book, but still have some questions.
Note that bookings are not set in stone until we have a conversation and I have a deposit. If you select "book it," I will pencil you in temporarily (assuming I am available) pending a conversation and deposit.
How many clients will there be?
An approximate number is okay if you're not sure yet.
Note that the maximum number of clients per guide is two on most trips and five on "beginner brookie" family trips. Additional clients require additional guides.
Which of the choices best describes your experience level fly fishing for trout? Check all that apply for different members of your party.
Beginner - Never fly fished before.
Have fly fishing experience, but none/not much for trout.
Novice - Fly fished for trout a few times
Low intermediate - Fly fish for trout at least a few times a year and can usually at least get some strikes, and have fly fished a few different places requiring different tactics and flies.
Intermediate - know a few places pretty well and can usually catch some trout there, but may struggle on new waters.
Advanced - fish often and usually do pretty well on my home water, but sometimes struggle on new waters, and/or do well but only when being guided.
Expert - fish often on a wide range of trout waters, using a wide range of tactics, and usually do very well, with or without a guide.
What are the ages of all party members?
Please note that we do not accept clients younger than age 10.
If you are looking for a walk-wade trip, please describe the physical fitness, exercise habits, any mobility issues or injuries, and the like for all members of the party. If you are looking for a boat trip, please mention any potential issues with climbing into the boat or sitting or standing for long periods.
This is the single most important question on this form if you're interested in a walk-wade trip, because nothing is worse for everybody than taking a client to a spot he/she did not disclose would be too rough.
Do you know how to swim?
We will stick to gentler sections of rivers and lakes with clients who do not know how to swim. On boat trips, non-swimmers will be required to wear life jackets.
Do you have any phobias or fears we should know about?
Whitewater? Heights? Bears? Snakes? Those are listed in decreasing likelihood.
When are you coming?
I'm not sure yet and am looking for suggestions.
Early Spring: Mid-March through Early May.
Late Spring: Early May through Late June.
Early Summer: July
Late Summer: August
Early Autumn: September
Late Autumn: October to Early November
Winter: November through Early March
The timing of our seasons varies a bit from year to year and depends on temperature, how much it snowed in the previous winter, and how quick this snow melts/melted from April-June. The season is the single most important factor in which waters are available in both a legal and a "what is likely to fish well" sense.
Do you already have specific dates in mind?
Note that we are a small operation and book up quick, so the more specific your date requirements the more important it is to book early.
How long a trip are you interested in?
Winter Special (November 1 through April)
What types of trips are you interested in? Approximate available dates are noted in parentheses and depend on weather/water conditions.
River Float Trips (Mid-March through Early November)
Walk-Wade in Montana (Year-Round Except During the Spring Melt)
Hike & Wade in Yellowstone Park (Late May through Early November)
Walk/Float Combo (July through Early October)
Jet Boat (Mid-March through mid-November)
Private Lake (April through July and Labor Day through October)
Private Spring Creek (Year-Round)
Other/Special (Please Describe Below)
Do you have preferred target species?
Walleye or Perch
Whatever is Eating
More Fish or Bigger Fish?
Obviously "lots of big fish" is great, but we have to aim for one or the other.
Do you have preferred techniques or goals?
Dry Fly - Match the Hatch
Dry Fly - Attractors and Terrestrials
Nymphs - Indicators
Nymphs - Euro
Soft Hackles & Wet Flies
Spot and Stalk aka "Headhunting"
Other (Please Describe Below)
Spin Fishing (Boat Trips Only)
Note that certain techniques work best on certain waters, at certain times of year, and with certain weather/water conditions. Flexibility makes for the best days. We do not guarantee we'll be able to use your preferred techniques.
Which statement is more true for you?
"The Early Bird Gets the Worm."
"The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese."
It depends on the situation
We can move fast and fish hard, hitting everything quick and then moving on, or we can fish slowly and more methodically, fishing everything thoroughly. It depends on the time of year and the river we're fishing.
Knowing which statement you agree with will help us suggest certain waters and trips. Note that this does not refer to the time we get started, but how we'll approach the day as a whole.
How did you learn about my guide services?
Past Client Referral
Referral from Another Business
Book or Magazine Article
Tripadvisor or Another Review Site
Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, or Another Social Networking Site or Online Community
Google or Other Internet Search
Other or Not Sure
Is there anything else I should know?
Any additional goals or things you're hoping to get out of the day? Issues that will complicate matters? Looking for lodging suggestions? Anything else?
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