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“What was the one thing you weren’t prepared for when you became a guide?”

I get that question a lot….probably more than any other question next to “Is Falcon safe?” and that answer has never changed….yes as safe as any place on this planet. As far as the question in the title goes?

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The answer? Friendships……never in my wildest of wild dreams did I imagine just how many clients I would have, over the nearly 7 years of guiding, turn into such great friends. Those pics above I got out the blue a couple weeks back from one of my longest tenured clients, Roy. Him and his brother Troy were one of the very first to go out on that limb and give a no name former teacher a shot. To this day they still come down to fish with me and between outings we still keep track of each other throughout the year. As you can see Roy and his girlies had a terrific vacation up North to the incredibly popular Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Thanks for staying in touch Roy! Hope you and Troy have a kick ass hunting season.

 

….and speaking of a client that turned terrific friend.

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My man…….my man Danny Silva. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to team Silva. They are expecting their first child in February.

And keeping up up with the theme……my man Clayboa and his bride Barbara “da Fish Whacking” Barbarian came to the border to visit me and celebrate Clay’s birthday week. These two cats could go anywhere in the world for vacations and year after year vacation after vacation they come down to see me. That right there means the world to me.

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Those two caught 147 fish over their 4 day trip with most of them going over 4 lbs. Yes a good time was certainly had. If this is their last trip to the border in 2018 it was one hell of way to end a truly remarkable year along the border for Clay and Barbara. Many, Many, MANY thanks over.

 

Sticking with the theme yet again…..Charlie and the Fish Factory also made an appearance. It sure was good to see Charlie as we kinda lost touch the past couple of years. We had a terrific trip whacking on fish and catching up. Time flies.

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I am also happy to report we had some new faces come on down to the border recently as well and Ron is already angling on a return trip in October I believe.

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Bryan and Sean were in town yesterday. The fishing was pretty good….especially if you ask Bryan. lol…..

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………and I caught a couple of walruses myself over the past two weeks and one that dang near made MEGA walrus status.

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If you are coming down to fish the border…….bring lots of cranks and creature baits for soft plastics.(brush hogs, lizards, craws, etc)

 

It’s been a magical 2018 and looking forward to what is in store for the last 5 months.

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Jay

 

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