Pat - I have never used a guide, and probably never will, so can't answer your question directly. However, I can answer what I expect of a guide as a non-guided local fisherman and that is common courtesy. I live in an area with tons of guides and several famous rivers. Unfortunately, often the guides seem to think that because they have a paying customer they have some ownership rights to the river that others do not have. I consider myself fairly level-headed under most situations, but some days certain guides have given me cause to consider giving them a good dunking. So far, cool heads prevailed and I left - that's not to say I have never thrown a rock in the water they are fishing or said anything, just haven't dunked anyone - yet. So, in short, common courtesy is appreciated by all.