I have used many guides in my 30 year fly fishing career. I have been abused by Florida guides and yelled at by New Zealand guides. All in all my experiences have been good; however, this weekend in New Hampshire, I experienced the best guide I have ever had. Mark's instruction is gentle but very persistent and technical; he uses many props and physical demonstrations to teach; he'll teach you how to best use your body so as to avoid injuries; he re-taught my wife how to cast a fly, and he corrected many mistakes I have accumulated over time. On the river Mark is not only patient, but he knows the fauna, flora, and the river's history. He told us about his winters in Argentina Patagonia, and we look forward to fishing with him there too!
T. DeCoene. Stamford, CT. USA
If you look at my rates, you should quickly realize that I am not a fishing guide or casting instructor for the money. I am a guide/instructor because I am a teacher. Teaching is what I do; it's what I am good at (so I have been told); and I love to help anglers. Speaking of anglers, I also love receiving great client testimonials -- they make me feel good about our mission at FCFF and who I am as a human being and teacher.
Thanks for supporting First Cast Fly Fishing -- the 'donation only' fly fishing school-guide-instructor-teacher. Hope to see you on the water.