Fly Fishing Guide Training Testimonials

These are some of the letters we get from former students. They have utilized the training and instruction received at our guide school to realize their goals. Some have become professional licensed guides, some owners of flyfishing guide businesses and some own their own fly shops as well.

Please take a few moments and read what others have gained from our flyfishing guide training course. If you would like to hone your skills to a professional level for personal satisfaction or to embark on a rewarding career as a fly fishing guide, then our training is designed for you.


"Donn- Thanks to your school I am now guiding full time in the summer on the Flathead River near Glacier Park. The food and the accommodations were top notch. Thanks for a job well done and money well spent."
~ Kurt Sprenger
Fort Worth, Texas


"I enjoyed every minute while attending the school. The riverside location, accommodations, food, quality and depth of instruction were outstanding. The school covered much more than just the fishing aspect of guiding. After I completed your flyfishing guide course I returned home and set up my own guide service."
~ Terry Taterus
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania


"Donn- Your facility on the Clark Fork River is great, the food was superb and the experience of your instruction was the real deal! Now I have the confidence to start my own guiding service."
~ Kim Halford
Mountain View, Wyoming


"Donn Daleís Fly Fishing Guide School was a great experience for me. Iíve been fly fishing for more than 40 years and had been thinking about moving toward a second career of guiding for a while. The school really helped convince me that I had what it took. It sharpened the edge of the many skills that a guide needs, such as casting, drift boat tactics and streamside entomology. As a bonus, the scenery, the company and the food was all great. I am now a licensed guide in Montana and Wisconsin, with a special focus on fishing for great lakes steelhead."
~ Scott Thorpe


"From insect identification to cooking a hot meal, Donn taught us the skills necessary to become successful fly fishing guides. It was an unforgettable experience spending two weeks at the rustic Clark Fork River Lodge learning how to become better anglers and guides. Donn shared a tremendous amount of information with us that I have used in my guide trips. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in becoming a fly fishing guide."
~ Chris Mitchell
Harbor Springs, Michigan

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