“Maki san is a very experienced guide who knows his rivers in Nagano Prefecture well. He arranged nice equipment for me and tied me some effective flies. With his guidance I caught Yamame, Iwana, Amago and Rainbow Trout, using both upstream and downstream techniques.
Safety of his clients is top priority for Maki san. He drives carefully and offers useful advice and physical help with wading.
He is a good teacher and an entertaining companion, both on the river and at the Ryokan afterwards. We spoke mainly Japanese but Maki san’s English is good.”