Sometimes I get queries from multiple clients for the same dates while I'm away fishing. This is especially true during the busy part of the season.
For that reason, I simply go with the first client to put down a deposit.
Because I work with a great group of guides, I can still cover most dates or even large parties; but I can only guarantee that I guide you myself if you're the first one to put up my retainer fee. So if you know your dates and are serious, please put down a deposit as soon as possible, as it prevents disappointment.
The deposit simply needs to be 50 percent of a full or half day, or 33 percent of a multiple-day trip. See my rates page for details. I typically exclude equipment rental or overnight fees or other incidentals from deposit requests until we work out details.
Please list the dates you want on your payment form.