Rarely do you come across a fishing guide that is the real deal- the whole package. Not only must a guide have a extra sense about when and where the fish will be, but he has to understand when they feed and how to approach them. The skiff has become one of the guide’s most important tools. All skiffs are definitely not created equal. Weight and performance are only part of the package. Subtleties of design do such things as allow for a quick change of direction while poling, and provide a silent approach to the fish. The boat also has to provide a comfortable to ride to the fishing grounds and be economical to run long distances.