I don't fish for Tarpon. I don't like how they taste. YUCK!So you poled the flats boat yourself, spotted the tarpon, and popped down to make a quick cast?
Or are we only talking about tossing a dry fly to trout across state lines? I like to visit cool places and fly fish for new species. Meeting new people and learning from a good guide makes you a better angler. In some situations a hiring a guide is not optional. Home waters are great, but so is expanding your horizons and adding a new challenge.