I have had the privilege for the past two trips of having two young men aboard the boat who have come ready to fish. It is always refreshing to me when I see a young man like Patrick fish hard all day and listen to instruction…he did just that. While his father, Doug, managed a fish early in the day, Patrick fished with intensity having just a few strikes to show for it. Late in the day I asked if they were both up for one more run even though we were at the end of the days trip. They said “yes”. Man I really wanted to see Patrick get another shot. Well, the last run gave him three shots and the last fish he hooked stuck and the battle was on. Patrick fought the big buck about 200 yards down stream and finally put it in the net. Way to go! I’ll raise my fly rod high to toast that kind of determination.
Jay Allen, RIverquest guide
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