You’ll Need a Guide is a humorous account, rich with reflection on the human condition, of guided fishing trips from the McCloud River of Northern California to the Middle Bight of Andros Island. It is the antidote to pictures in an Orvis catalog or a fly fishing magazine showing a brawny dude with perfect teeth wearing Simms gear, holding a rainbow the size of a small pig. Casual readers will enjoy the wry commentary. Fly fishermen will  alternately groan with recognition and then belly laugh when the author struggles under a guide’s demanding eye.