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 we 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 you place a deposit. If you select "book it," we will pencil you in pending a conversation and deposit. Please do not select this option if you are still considering booking with another outfitter.
How many guests are in your party?
An approximate number is okay if you're not sure yet.
Note that most trips with more than two guests 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 yearly and can usually at least get some strikes, and have fly fished a few different places requiring different tactics and flies.
Intermediate - Fish at least several times a year, 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 a wide range of waters using a variety of tactics, but sometimes struggle on new waters.
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. Our waters are just too rough, the hikes too strenuous, and the tackle too heavy for young children. We also find most kids under 10 have attention spans too short for even a half-day trip.
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 don't know how to swim. On boat trips, non-swimmers will be required to wear life jackets at all times, not just in rapids.
Do you have any phobias or fears we should know about?
Whitewater? Heights? Bears? Snakes? These 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?
We are a small operation and book up quick, so the more specific your date requirements the more important it is to book early.
Where (town, campground, etc.) are you staying on your trip to Montana/Yellowstone Park? If you're looking for suggestions, you can note that, too.
How long a trip are you interested in?
Full Day (April through October)
Half Day (March through Nov 15)
Shoulder Season 3/4 Day (Mar 15-May 31 and Oct 1-Nov 15, River Float Only)
Winter 3hr (Nov 1 through April 14, Walk Only)
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)
Float & Wade - (Mid-March through Early November, NEW FOR 2023)
Walk & Wade in Montana (Year-Round, but best in Winter and Early Spring)
Walk & Wade in Yellowstone Park (Memorial Day Weekend through October)
Power Boat Trout (April 1-Nov 15)
Private Lake (April 15 through July, Labor Day through Oct 15)
Private Spring Creek (Year-Round, Limited Summer Availability)
Exploratory Power Boat Warm-Water (May-Sept, NEW FOR 2023)
Other/Special (Please Describe Below)
Do you have preferred target species?
Whatever is Eating
* We are developing warmwater opportunities using our power boats. These trips are exploratory in nature for 2023. Please call to discuss options and availability.
More fish or big fish? It's usually one or the other.
N/A - There's a beginner in the party. For rookies, every fish is a victory.
Do you have preferred techniques or goals?
Dry Fly - Match the Hatch
Dry Fly - Attractors and Terrestrials
Nymphs - Indicators
Nymphs - Tight Line
Soft Hackles & Wet Flies
Spot and Stalk aka "Headhunting"
Other (Please Describe Below)
Spin Fishing (Boat Trips Only)
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 can't guarantee we'll be able to use your preferred techniques.
How did you learn about our 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?
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