Pat, a guide with 18+ years of experience, was patient, funny and reverent not only of the fly fishing discipline, but of the importance in maintaining the integrity of the fishery as well. I can truly state that he handled the fish caught with more care than most people use to handle babies! And catch fish we did! I had a tiny bit of fly fishing experience, and my 14 year old son had none. He had us landing trout within minutes of launching on the Madison River, and my son hooked a monster Rainbow Trout early on that could have won tournaments! The equipment was top notch, the boat was clean and organized, the lunch was very good, and we fished until our arms fell off. Is it pricey to do a float trip? Yes. But compared to buying everything, or even renting everything, for two people for a whole day with expert instruction and local knowledge and guidance, how can you go wrong? Highly recommended activity for two or three adults, or an adult and interested teenager!

Benjamin C, Virginia