yeah, its a pride/ego thing for sure to figure it out yourself. Not that I wouldn't hire a guide if I could. But I was pretty darn proud
Especially when the guy who owned the boat was telling his friends of all the fly catches. At one point, we all took turns landing mackerel on the fly rod. The two bait fishermen were laughing all the way to the live well. What was rather simple for them on spin gear became a whole new game on the long rod.