Took my first solo float trip with a guide. Alex was a great guide. As a female I am always worried about the guides taking me seriously. Alex not only took me seriously he also landed me on BIG BROWNS. I never felt like I was a burden if I asked questions about improving my cast or technique. He was always patient & just fun to be around. I have been on many float trips with many different companies but this has been one of the best experiences so far.