Personally I chose all my instructors not by any of his/her certs he/she were holding, but by what former students of them told me about the quality of the lessons. And then I listened to the "sound of reputation" of each of those instructors.Paul Arden wrote:The Instructor should absolutely be able to hold his own in his region with the very best of them. Otherwise the entire Association's credibility is in question. With a flycasting instructors' association, then fine, whatever, but with a flyfishing instructors' association this is unacceptable IMO.
Finally the price and what I should get for it also took part in my decision.
Yet I never expected anyone to be the very best in all fields. Instead I prefered to joy different instructors and learn different specialities. Most could offer some to me.
I agree, that at least a Master Game Angling instructor (talking about the AAPGAI here) should be a great fisherman, too. He indeed should not easily be outfished in his home waters. From what I have seen yet, am pretty sure it won't happen!