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Why Hire A Guide?

Why Hire A Guide?

Monday, 17 September 2012 07:50

There are more great reasons why you should than why you shouldn’t.

Hiring a guide is one of the best ways to learn more about fly-fishing. Guides are out on the rivers more in one year than most folks will get in a lifetime. Guides have seen, tried and heard it all. They are patient teachers who are passionate about sharing the art of fly-fishing with others, whether it is a beginner or expert.

Many people think that hiring a guide is too expensive or just not needed. Both assumptions aren’t at all true. Even the most experienced fly-fisherman can pick up a thing or two from a good guide. There is an infinite amount of fly-fishing variables that a guide has wisdom about:

  • patterns
  • rigging
  • presentation
  • hole selection
  • reading structures
  • gear

Guides bank on a different currency and most aren’t getting rich taking others fishing. A guide's goal is to put clients on fish, their office is standing in a river with water between their ankles.

We promise you a great trip and we will go out of our way to make sure that your day is the best one possible.

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Gordon began fly fishing as a teenager in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He has snagged great catches from as far away as Nevada, California, and Belize. However, he and his wife decided to settle in western North Carolina, where they started Turning Stones. Gordon is a Certified Casting Instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers and the  Southeastern Coach of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.