Water Time Outfitters is far and away the best guide service I have ever experienced. Every one of their staff is absolutely first rate, but that doesn’t say how much I enjoy every trip I take with them.
Here’s what’s unique:
Whenever you are standing in the water with a Water Time guide, you get the best coaching, pointers, help – whatever – with the result that your experience is not just fun, adventurous, and filled with great fishing, but that it’s also a fantastic learning experience. Every time I fish with Water Time I learn more about how to fish such big water. Casting, line control, reading water, and fighting and landing fish — these are all different than in my home waters, but I never felt out of my depth because these guys know how to teach. The guides are fun, relaxed, patient, knowledgable, generous with their energy, and unbelievably skilled in putting you on fish.
I learned about Water Time through a friend in the fly fishing business who had taken trips with his own groups. He, too, goes back often. The food was one of the big surprises in that it was truly gourmet quality, served as if in a fine restaurant. I was expecting “camp food”.
Accommodations are excellent as well. Nothing but comfort and ease.
I had read about this river for over 30 years. The first time I experienced floating down this magnificent water, I knew I would be returning over and over, and I have. I would not fish this river with anyone but my pals at Water Time. Everyone I have ever taken with me or sent to fish with Water Time has been overwhelmed by how wonderful their experience was.
Owner of The Painted Trout Fly Shop Dexter, MI