Grant Figura knows his stuff.
I’ve been following his blog for some time. He takes amazing photos, and, also, clearly knows how to fly fish. I like his even-keel personality, which comes out in his blog posts and art.
If you’re looking to get up to speed on the Deerfield or Westfield rivers, consider hiring Grant. When I was learning how to fly fish, going out a few times with a guide was really fun and helped me learn the craft.
And, I veered towards guides who really loved fly fishing and were mellow about it. I stayed away from “know it all” guides, who were domineering and don’t realize they’re in a client-service job. I’ve been out with one of those, back when I was starting out. No fun.
So, consider working with Grant. You can read more about his guiding services here.