Terms and Conditions

By paying your deposit you are accepting the terms and conditions below.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

A $100 deposit is required to hold the date of the desired trip date and must be received within 7 days of request to book. Final payment of any scheduled trip is due before or the day of the trip before departing to the river. Final payment in cash or online (via Venmo) are accepted. Please do not send cash in the mail for a deposit.
Deposits not paid online through Venmo can be paid via check. Checks should be made out to Nikolaus Reff and mailed to the below address.
35 N 3rd Ave, Ilion, NY 13357
Any trip cancelled before 30 days of the intended trip date, the deposit will be refunded. Any trip cancelled less than 30 days before the scheduled trip date the deposit will not be refunded. Any trip cancelled less than 30 days before a scheduled trip does not receive a deposit refund to cover costs, lost wages, and an inability to rebook on short notice.
Weather happens. All water and weather related cancellations are done at the discretion of the guide. The guide cannot control mother nature and depending on the type of trip that is booked, will dictate the guides decision to cancel a trip due to weather or water conditions. This is for the safety of the guide and clients.

**Disclosure, Responsibility and Liability**

Reff Water Fly Fishing LLC and Nikolaus Reff assume NO responsibility however caused for injury, illness, loss or damage to persons or property in connection with any guiding services rendered. All participants of guiding excursions agree to the aforementioned statement of disclosure, responsibility and liability at the time of booking. Reff Water Fly Fishing have the right to publish any photos taken while on a guided trip.
**All anglers will be provided with water and non-alcoholic beverages (see guided fishing page regarding Reff Water’s alcohol policy during trips)
**Trips requested to be on the Douglaston Salmon Run require the purchase of a river access pass, that is not included in the guide fees and must be purchased from Douglaston Salmon Run or by the guide on your behalf. You can purchase these passes by following the provided DSR link.
**Tipping your guide. While tipping is not required and a guide will never ask you for a tip, a tip at the end of a long day helps show your guide how good of a job he did. The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction you have with the trip and your guide.