After calling Greg at almost 9pm on Thursday, I was able to book a full-day trip with Jim Dietz on Friday, March 21, 2014. We had a blast and caught several big (10-13 lb) redfish. broke off one more (on 20 pound leader) that was MUCH larger.
Jim is a great guide (Flywater employs several) and can put you on fish in South Louisiana. He is not aggressive with casting advice, but can offer pointers. He is also glad to accept feedback and adapt to the angler's needs (for instance when I asked him to try to position me for casts to the left to accommodate my casting preference.)
A few notes on Jim (this may not pertain to all of Flywater's guides):
* he is gregarious and will carry conversation while guiding. this is in contrast to some guides who are mostly silent during long stretches of poling and looking for fish.
* he carries both fly and spin gear if you'd rather cast using conventional tackle
* he carries & likes to use a boga grip for weighing fish. Redfish are hardy fish and this probably doesn't hurt them, but if you're accustomed to the delicacy of new catch-and-release tactics used for bonefish, tarpon, etc, this is a bit of a surprise.
Overall I had a blast and will certainly use Jim and Flywater again!
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