Words don't adequately express my thanks to you for the three great fly fishing excursions you provided my family in 2005. Since you began teaching and guiding us in 2004, our enjoyment for fly fishing on the beautiful White River System has grown steadily. My wife had never fished before, and your patient and insightful teaching has provided her with a developing hobby we can enjoy together in the great outdoors. My Dad has fished for many years, but he is always asking when Davy is taking us fishing again.
The chance to catch a fish of a lifetime this past October --- a 26 inch female rainbow --- was the high point of 2005! Without your patient coaching and adept boating skills during the 40 minute struggle, there would have been no trophy bow.
The most important thing I have learned as a teacher is to teach people only what they can appreciate at their present level of experience. It's so easy to be overwhelmed with information you can't yet appreciate. You have a great knowledge of the art and science of fly fishing, but I have observed how effectively you tailor your comments to fit the person to whom they are directed. If we would all just listen more keenly to what you say, we would improve faster and catch more trout.
Finally, I admire the great respect you show for the wonderful resources the White River System affords us fishermen. We just can't wait to get back to your bed and breakfast and head out to the river with you!