Sure, I understand the dynamics of getting a guide pretty well. As I've said in the past it depends on what you're after. Fish numbers and local advice, get a guide. Discovery and a sense of totally self-sufficient success, don't.
A guide is often a good teacher, and you learn a lot. However it's also a proof of your own tools to apply them with your own intuition.
Both good, but sometimes I am after one and not the other. In fact I am always looking for that feeling of discovery, with a few rare exceptions.
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