I've only used a guide twice in my life, both times for our anniversary sea-run cutthroat trip. Each time I've asked the guide, and friend, Steve Buckner, to give us all the casting, presentation help he can, and whatever else he thinks will help our fishing. Since I was up front with Steve when we first met, about our fishing ability, he has always been more than helpful. Each time VEE and I have been schooled during our day long trip. Honesty is always, I've found, to be the best policy.