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#1 troutpunk

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:52 PM

Quick question about tipping. Was wondering what the "standard" tip is when staying at a fishing lodge. I typically give 10-20% when I book a guide for a day trip depending on the quality of effort (except one time when I gave 0) but am a bit unsure how much to give the guide when staying at a lodge since a significant portion of the costs are associated with the food, lodging, transportation, etc rather than the guides acual work.

Can anyone lend any insight?

Also interested in how much to give the camp staff.

#2 SPINNER78

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:08 PM

going anyplace GOOD??????

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

going anyplace GOOD??????


Labrador (I guess that qualifies as good!).

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

Labrador sounds fantastic we do expect pix.
tight lines
ENJOY

#5 upinjewett

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

Yeah, that sounds very good indeed. I wouldn't know about exotic lodge etiquette, but I would imagine that sort of clientale would tend to be generous, if happy. Take something thick to read in case your plane gets rained in the middle of no where. Have fun !!

#6 sight_nymph

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

Labrador? I hate you.

I'd guess 15-25% depending on how helpful the guide is or if he's got lots of good stories. Have fun and bring back some pics of 6 lb brookies.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:31 PM

Thanks guys. Alot of research and planning went into this one, can't believe it is almost here. If all goes well I will have plenty of pics to post. If anyone else has tipping feedback I'd love to hear it.

#8 Danceswithcaddis

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:38 AM

Talk to the lodge owner/manager, some places "pool" tips and it gets divided up amongst the help according to senority and job skill.That makes it easy for you. I would say 20% of your weekly rate would be a great tip. If they don't pool, I would say $40 a day to your guide would be a great tip. Talk to the manager about tipping the rest of the staff. I always tip according to effort expended and attitude.




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