"Please don't suggest that a guide I'd recommend would fish gravel. It's just plain rude, wrong and insulting."
Don't get your shorts all in a bunch. What I suggested is that the majority of guides in Michigan fish gravel. And yes, I would say that the "big name" guides (some of the ones on your list?) do it too. Yep, there are exceptions and God bless em. But, let's at least face the facts. 1) Guides set the example 2) Most Michigan guides fish gravel 3) Other anglers are gonna do what the guides are doing until they know any different because it produces results. Not, the kind that you and I want...but, results none the less.
"You picked the wrong person to say that to in a big way." Please...idle threats?....on the net?