I have had a devil of a time finding a keys guide - tried 4 times and had 4 bad experiences. Admittedly, this was in the late '90's, when they were booked solid, but still, it was a disagreeable experience.
What is the trick to finding a keys guide one can live with? I'm not into casting tests, judgements whether I'm 'worthy' of a particular fish, and such. I do think I'm a decent caster and like just getting out and fly fishing.
Is there some reason I fail to click with guides in the keys? I get along fine with folks as close as Miami and Everglades city.
There definitely seems to be a unique guides' mentality down there.