Used a guide for the first time in March out of Marco Island, south Florida. My eight year old grand daughter and I arrived at the dock at 7 AM to find a smiling young fella who not only put us on fish but was an absolute joy with Lydia. She talked about our trip all week. He requested photos to post to his website (which he did) and was very flattering in his remarks about our trip. Needless to say, he got a good tip and will certainly see us again!
Seems to me that fly fishing may well be the most difficult type of fishing to guide, especially if it is someone new to the sport. Personally, I would think hard before I committed to it, especially in the park. I have watched guides with clients wading on the Clinch and almost always see the client struggle with casting. To try to teach casting while also instructing on the finer points of line management, drift, hook set, etc., yeah, I can see where tempers might flare.