I've been fishing with guides for the last 20 years in a half-dozen states, and after one day with Greg, I'd put him at the top of the list.
I especially admired the way he always had a rod ready for me to use, while he was re-rigging the rod I'd just been using. No other guide I've used has been smart enough to figure that one out. He spared no effort to find fish and guide me to the best presentation. And by the way, I caught over 30 trout--most of them on a fly he invented and ties for the Little Red River. Even the home-cooked hot lunch was outstanding.
Just wanted to say thanks again for a great day on the river. I lost track once more after you started counting again after we had been in the honey hole a bit so have no reasonably accurate number to allege to when I tell others.. What was the pink fly we were using? I think it was a streamer(?) of some sort with some pink maribou but don't visualize it clearly and feel dumb trying to describe it. Not sure why pink works so good there but you don't see it used here... I may try it here as a wild card sometime (first stocking starts next week).
I was so jazzed I couldn't wait to call all my fishing buddies with a report.
I received the CD from you. Again, Louis and I enjoyed the fishing and a great guiding. There is little if any that brings me so much sheer pleasure. Enjoy the Holidays ! See you probably in the spring and hopefully low water. J.P Tennessee
I received the CD from you.
Again, Louis and I enjoyed the fishing and a great guiding.
There is little if any that brings me so much sheer pleasure.
Enjoy the Holidays !
See you probably in the spring and hopefully low water.
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for the great fishing experience and time of comaraderie and fellowshiip on the river. That Saturday may have been the best fly fishing day of my life as far as results and learning...what a day. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Evenin' Greg and Happy New Year wishes from Memphis. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos and the certificate for Max. Your thoughtfulness and personal attention too all the details of our trip etc...are so appreciated. Max and I read your card together and "Rivers of Memory" quote and noticed how beautiful your wife's oil painting on the front of the card was to us. Max hasn't stopped talking about you and the trip and the 7 rainbow he caught and how one was "24.23 inches"!
The cookies made his tummy smile and the tea kept us warm. What a perfect day - whether we'd been catching or just fishing.
We'll be back soon. Count on it. May the new year bring success, joy and peace and the eternal comfort of family and friends. Glad we're friends.
One can never have too many wonderful people in his life.
In parting, I share with you one of my favorite parts in literature from "A River Runs Through It"
"Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."
With great fondness,