This is the time of year when we hear from so many of our former guests and meet new guests who will be coming to Tetu for the first time. We have spent a lot of time in recent weeks hitting trade shows in Chicago, the Twin Cities and elsewhere. The most common question we get asked is, "how is Tetu different than other Canadian resorts?" Some of the things we talk about are:
- We believe that we have something very different than other resorts--our island location sits at the heart at spectacular river and lake system, allowing our guests to fish current, calm bays and at the edges of rapids--all in one day without leaving the boat! Structure-wise, our guides may lead you into rocky or sandy bottom structure, or quietly take you into a shallow, weed-lined bay to hunt for large pike or muskie. All this variety makes for a day of fishing that may look completely different from one hour to the next.
- The term "all inclusive" is something usually used to describe large resorts in Mexico or the Caribbean. We talk about Tetu that way because all you need when you come to our resort is your clothes. We have top-flight gear for you and all the bait and lures you could ever ask for. Our boats are boats you would normally see on a recreational lakes--they are top-end, very comfortable and made to order for the type of fishing experience our guests have told us they want. Food-wise, we can promise you that you will eat exceptionally well every day. We could go on, but chances are if you are wondering if we do can this, or we can do that, there's a pretty good chance the answer will be, "yes." Many people tell us that the "net fishing and relaxing time" at Tetu is as high as any fishing resort they have been to before. We work hard to take care of every little detail so you can get settled, ready to fish and ready to take advantage of every minute you are with us. It's your time and we do everything we can do to make sure you get the most out of your stay with us.
- Customization is also possible at Tetu. We have people that come to us and want to hit the water first thing and fish until the stars are starting to come out. Others are more laid back and prefer to go at an easier pace, come back and take a break at the lodge or extend the time of their shore lunch. One question you will be asked over and over by us, "so what do you want to do today?" We mean it when we ask that. Your days with us can be custom designed.
- Our guests are a mix of families, business associates, old friends on a reunion and couples celebrating anniversaries. Some have fished their whole lives. Others have never held a fishing rod before. Last year, we had two couples come up and the wives had never fished before. By the second day, the women opted to go out with a guide on their own because they felt comfortable doing so and because they wanted to show their husbands a thing or two about catching walleyes. We love to see people come here and discover a newfound passion for fishing or being in the Canadian wilderness. It is one of the joys of our work and we see it happen every day.
These are just a few of the reflections from our recent run of trade shows and visits with our old friends and new guests.