Back in North Carolina now – it is my great pleasure to say that the day fishing with Alex was absolutely the very best guiding that I have ever experienced. (Not my first rodeo).
Everything was well communicated, from checking in the day before to making sure I felt safe wading. Alex is a great guy, he wanted to hone in on what I wanted to do and to achieve for the day and he got busy making sure it happened. It is so heartwarming to see a guide who is not jaded (particularly at the end of summer) and who genuinely loves to fish. He knows the water like the back of his hand and put me onto good fish time and again.
Thanks to Alex, I caught some very nice fish. At the end of the day, we fished some really tough still water and the man never gave up. Finicky fish were refusing everything we presented – finally he tied on a soft hackle and I said, “Okay, this is the last cast of the day.” Storybook ending to a fantastic day – we landed a nice big Rainbow.
Suffice it to say that anyone who gets to fish with Alex is a lucky soul and his photography skills are legend. I can not wait to come back and do it again!