We had two enjoyable days fishing with Maki
in Gunma Prefecture to kick off a short visit
to Japan at the end of March.
We caught many Yamame on both days and a
very nice Rainbow, all on 8X tippet. Maki
very patiently answered my many questions
as he helped me plan the trip via email.
Although he charges for things like lost
flies that many guides in my experience do
not, there are no unpleasant surprises and
he goes above and beyond to make sure you
have a good experience. He handled all arrangements
for local accommodations, greeted us at the
station, and stayed with us the entire two
days, which included some excellent meals
and a visit to an Onsen in addition to the
fishing. He sent us many photos of our trip
and even went out of his way on a snowy evening
to give us a ride to our next stop, Karuizawa,
after our second day on the water.
If you are interested in fly fishing in Japan,
book a trip with Maki on your next visit.