Chartered Waters Trout Shop, Inc.



The Chartered Waters Guarantee

Catch Fish GUARANTEED!!!...or your trip is FREE!!! It's as simple as that. We think we are the best guide service on the Lake Taneycomo Tailwater and it's surrounding trout water. We back that up with our guarantee. A full time operation since 2002, we have a 100% success rate so our Guarantee is real! Many have followed in our footsteps coming up with their own loose interpretation of a "guarantee". Things like..."catch A fish guaranteed"..."catch fish or your NEXT trip is free"..."catch fish guaranteed... as long as we can dip your glo ball in salmon egg oil when we cant catch one the real way"...(they don't actually tell you that last part but I've seen it done). You take any guided trip with us and we guarantee you will catch fish or your trip is free. We don't have bad days on the river....we catch fish. Big Fish!...LOTS of fish!!!

So when you're shopping for a guided trip, ask the others who offer a guarantee questions like..."my wife, 6 yr old daughter and I have never touched a fly rod, do you guarantee you can teach us all fly fishing and we will all catch fish?...using flies..no bait?...Will you take us wading in the upper 1/2 mile of the river? (often the most productive)...can we boat and wade fish in the same day?...We want to learn to cast and catch fish on our own, we don't want the guide casting, catching the fish and handing us the rod, do you still guarantee we'll catch fish or our trip is free?...what if the water is running hard, will we still be guaranteed to catch fish with a fly rod?...etc, etc. When you peel the onion back, the other guarantees that have followed us start falling apart.

To the fly fishing veterans, our Guarantee might seem a bit gimmicky. Fair enough, but for you guys and gals who aren't looking for a guarantee we can assure you of this. Nobody offers you more and better fly fishing options and opportunities on any given day, than Chartered Waters. We have a great reputation as being THE Giant Killers on big fish here in the Ozarks. Our ability to handle and excel in ANY water conditions that happens on our river is second to none. From all time record floods with open floodgates to all time record droughts. We've done it all...we know it well and through it all our GUARANTEE stands and our success rate remains ...100%.

When I was a kid I went on many guided trips and charter boats with my dad and brother. Sometimes we caught fish...sometimes we didn't. We always paid regardless of our success. That always bothered me. I would think...."I could have done that". I also thought that I would never charge people who didn't catch fish if I was their guide. Some of my fishing friends think I'm a little nuts making this guarantee. I say, why WOULDN'T you make that guarantee? I'm sure to some I sound like any other blowhard trying to hustle a customer. But that's why we have the guarantee. We back up our words with actions. I hope you pick Chartered Waters for your next trout fishing adventure. I hope our guarantee shows you that we are serious about getting you catching fish. We have a blast fishing here at Chartered Waters. You will learn a lot about fly fishing and catching trout with us. We want you to have the knowledge to catch fish. A good guide will not only help you catch fish but educate you so you have the ability and skill set to do it yourself the next time out.

We don't have any fine print in our guarantee but we do have one guideline. You need to take our advice and guidance on where and how to fish at any given time. In other words, if you insist on fishing nothing but chartreuse hummingbird patterns stripped on the bottom...well, the deals off. While you'll still probably catch some fish that way, that's probably not what we would recommend.

Come with an open mind and you will be successful.

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1326 Acacia Club rd • Hollister, MO 65672 • 417-334-1005 • 866-362-1928 (toll free)