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Photograph Wayne Wallace "Lifetime memories can't be better than this. In Iceland in August 2005, with only a single day to get to the river and see about some fishing, Palmi got us in, hooked us up with beautiful fish, and took us to a nice local home for an Icelandic dinner."
Wayne Wallace ~ United States
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Photograph Greg Burchstead "The first day I landed a 15 lb. plus fish that just sent adrenaline through me. He jumped numerous times and fought hard. The Guides put us over fish every day. To fish over fish every day, cast after cast is an exercise in learning the drifts and changing flies constantly is how you find the fly that brings one up. When he comes up the thrill of the take is unbelievable."
Greg Burchstead ~ United States
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Photograph Dan Veysey "The salmon I caught was my first Atlantic salmon but won't be my last if I can help it. Gary was great! He certainly put us on fish and was very helpful in showing us the casting techniques we needed. The accommodations were great, all in all it�s a nice setup. The spot we were at was quite beautiful and a great place to fish. I am already looking forward to the next trip."
Dan Veysey ~ Canada
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Photograph Norman Brust "Great bang for the buck. Beautiful, abundant fish in beautiful surroundings. Four fishing for three days. Three had never fished for Atlantics. All caught fish on the fly. Highlights of the trip, each caught a salmon, for three it was the first one. Salmon abundant, service and trip, Excellent!"
Norman Brust ~ United States
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Photograph Johnny Londottag "First time ! It is GREAT � weather fabulous �Best 4 days of fishing EVER! Staff was second to none and the Food was GREAT."
Johnny Londottag ~ Canada
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Photograph Dave Kern "7th trip to RED PINE and it just gets better every time!"
Dave Kern ~ United States
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Photograph Henry Waszcuck "Trust me, you need to make the trip for yourself, I guarantee it will be one of the most memorable fishing trips you will ever take! Over the past 20 years I have had some incredible fishing adventures, stayed at some unbelievable fishing resorts Frank, has a piece of paradise to share with you from his rustic yet quaint fishing lodge. The fishing opportunities are endless with the chance of catching a world record every time you head out."
Henry Waszczuk ~ President / TV Host of Fins & Skins Classic Adventures
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Photograph Edward & Sue Bruhn "Our visit to your lodge seemed almost too good to be true! You delivered everything you promised, plus more. The salmon were awesome!! Guide, Steve treated us like royalty and is absolutely one of the most professional and knowledgeable guides we've ever had the pleasure meeting. And the food! Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the warm hospitality you and all of your staff members."
Edward & Sue Bruhn ~ United States
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Photograph Jimmy Addison "You guys know how to do it right! It was a great time for the both of us and not just the fishing. The whole experience is one we will treasure for a lifetime - and hopefully re-live frequently in person! Jamie told me that it was the best trip of his life. I agree. When you combine great location, great hosts, great fishing and uninterrupted relationship time for a father and son, well, it doesn't get any better. We'll be back for sure - with friends".
Jimmy and Jamie Addison ~ United States
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Photograph Ian Staples "Unbelievable!!!" My brother and I spent a day fishing with Frank. In a three hour time span we caught ten Sturgeon, the biggest of which was an eight foot, 300lb whopper!"
Ian Staples ~ United States
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Photograph Dee Stasnopolis "Great job Frank ... see you next year!" It was my first trip fishing to Canada and I took my 80 year old parents with me. The great thing about Frank and the people who stay there is they really make you feel like family. Everyone was catching Dollies and Cutthrout Trouts, when my mother hooked a monster. As it was taking the line off her reel, I must have gotten the fish's mate, as I hook this monster who proceeded to do the same to my reel. A hour later I've got the lodge record !!!."
Dee Stasnopolis ~ United States
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Photograph Erwin Dow "For years I've entertained groups of business associates at your lodge. I could not have been more pleased with the accommodations, the food, the drinks, the view, the service, and - of greatest importance-the fishing."
Erwin Dow ~ United States
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Photograph Jean-Francois Fournier "My colleagues and I would like to thank you and your eager team for the outstanding hospitality you have shown us at your Lodge. We enjoyed boating, fishing, the delicious seafood, your availability and most of all your impressive kindness."
Jean-Francois Fournier ~ Canada
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Photograph Harvey Beller "I'm sure you hear this quite often but thanks again for another great fishing trip. Everything about the trip was first class and I would recommend yo to anyone planning a fishing trip to BC."
Harvey Beller ~ United States
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Photograph Matt Swan "What a fantastic trip!!!! Rok, I have been letting everyone know about your great service. Hope to see ya next year, from the sunny side of Yellowstone".
Matt Swan ~ United States
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Photograph Dick Warner "You are a star Fisherman and Fishing guide , who showed us where the fish were, and how to catch them. I hope you are enjoying some well earned relaxation after looking after three very happy old men. I feel sure that we will come back whether for trout or huchen. We want to be guided and nannied by you!"
Dick Warner ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Matt Hambrick "Thank you for such a wonderful trip of fishing. I have not stopped talking about it yet. Catching that many fish was remarkable..."
Matt Hambrick ~ United States
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Photograph John Robertson "I want to thank you and your guides for an excellent outdoor experience. They were professionals and they did a great job with guys who ranged from experienced fly fishermen to amateurs like me..."
John Robertson ~ United States
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Photograph Nick Tumbas "Ripley is one of the finest guides I have had the honor to meet and hire. His passion and knowledge of nature, the environment and the very essence of friendship, complimented even more to my fly fishing experience and no doubt - to each future client - that will have the opportunity to fish with Ripley. He is truly a credit to his profession and the Environment. Those wishing to experience Denmark could not be in better hands."
Nick Tumbas ~ United States
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Photograph Alan DeWinter "Ripley, You are a true professional. I want to thank you, not only for your expertise, but also for your patience - especially with me - a useless beginner. You were able to transmit your love and knowledge of fly fishing and the Environment to me in a way that has opened my eyes."
Alan DeWinter ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Hank "I really enjoyed fishing with you, something I will never forget. The steelhead measured 41 inches long and a girth of 20 inches (measured with the fishing line lengths you used and I saved ). "
Hank
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Photograph Geoff Docwra "Lithuania was the most raw and breath-taking fly fishing experiences I have ever felt. I spent many a dime in search of something but not knowing what until I hired your services. The culture, people, food and rivers were truly amazing. Why didn't I think of something different before now?
Thanks Ripley."
Geoff Docwra ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Craig Bottomley "Thanks for a great fishing holiday. Our party of Ken W, Ken N, Fred, Glan and I, had one of the most memorable and fun holidays in our fishing careers. The fishing was excellent. We all miss Mark's cocktails, and it's taken me two weeks to sober up!!!!!!."
Craig Bottomley
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Photograph Howard Joan Schmitz "It was a wonderful experience for me. I am sorry that I didn�t write sooner to thank you all for your wonderful hospitality and Gil for your excellent help to a very inexperienced fly fisherman. I really enjoyed your beautiful country and hope to fish with you again someday Gil."
Howard Joan Schmitz
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Photograph Mike France "A true pleasure.... I can't wait to come back. A very good introduction to River fishing... to catch my first "brown trout" was a real joy!"
Mike France ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Andy Bryce "Mike is always friendly and easy to talk to... easy to understand...he showed me all about river fishing - where the fish were... waht techniques to use... what flies to use... a great fun day!"
Andy Bryce ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Ed Cambell "Just wanted to say thanks again for a memorable trip." Ed Cambell ~ United States   View Package
Photograph Christopher Brochu "Thanks for the awesome trip, I will send you the pictures, they turned out fantastic."
Christopher Brochu ~ United States
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Photograph Odell Jennings "I've fished wth Dave for Smallmouth Bass,Salmon,Steelhead and Sturgeon. You'll not find a better quallified or more professional in this biz than Dave.Always a good time to be had and willing to share his knowledge with those that are interested in learning more about fishing."
Odell Jennings ~ United States
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Photograph Steve Chinnock "I can honestly say that it was the best fishing break I have ever had and I send my warmest thanks to all of you for a great job. I will be in contact in the near future and hopefully will be booking for next year and look forward to some more true Canadian hospitality."
Steve Chinnock (or should that be Chinnook!)
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Photograph Thorbjoern and Eigil "Just a few words from the Danish school teachers as a big "thank you" for an unforgettable stay at your magnificent lodge. We enjoyed the cozy cabin very much, and were stunned by the surroundings. Great hospitality, lazy black bears and big Coho's on the fly all in all made a huge impression."
Thorbjoern and Eigil
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Photograph Chris Bean "I could not have asked for a better fishing and lodging experience. I am already thinking about when I can make it back. You really make everyone feel at home."
Chris Bean
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Photograph SERGE ISABEL "I would like to thanks you for the awesome trip at your Outpost camp on the Outarde river Quebec. We appreciated your knowledge of the river and its lake trout that swim this great river system. I have fished many times in Lake Ontario and have caught many lakers of the same size you have up there but yours will pull and fight twice has hard. ( I can still hear the reel screaming)"
Serge Isabel ~ Canada
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Photograph Nico "Thanks for an excellent session on Thursday your patience and teaching skills were much appreciated, and to actually catch a salmon was an unbelievable experience, one I will never forget."
Nico
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Photograph Errol "Thanks for an excellent day, I am hooked. Lots to learn, but I expected that. However having a day like today in the surrounding we were in is a real tonic. And to catch a wild trout, well the icing on the cake, or did you arrange that too!"
Errol
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Photograph Tim Reeve "I would like to thank you for your patience and expertise you showed during my two days fishing. I feel very priveledged to be able to say I spent time in the company of a man who has a passion not, just for fishing, but the countryside and the creatures that belong there."
Tim Reeve
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Photograph Bob Stanley "I would like to thanks you for the great service and your patience in teaching me the ropes in fly casting being a neophyte it was greatly appreciated. Also I don�t want to forget about the Trinit�, this river gave me my first atlantic salmon in my life. I will miss the seals and whales each morning in front of my sea front cabin."
Bob Stanley ~ United States
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Photograph Roy "One of the rare places left where the guides get your line into the fish not just the water. If you want to fish at a place where the air is clean, the wild life is unbelievably abundant, and any cast can be a new worlds record no matter what you are fishing for, or a fishing trip that you think you died and went to heaven on. You know that this is where you want to be."
Roy
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Photograph James Fisher "This was easily the best value for money fishing trip I have had the pleasure to take. If you are looking for a real Canadian salmon fishing experience and a serious chance to land a steelhead and five species of salmon on the fly in; one week, you need look no further."
James Fisher ~ Hong Kong
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Photograph Ed de la Torre "Looking for a first rate Steelhead fishing experience on the fly? Well here you go. This is the ultimate rush of fly fishing for trophy size steelhead on the Kalum River a trib of the mighty Skenna in B.C. Holding a 37" fully colored buck in hand is indescribable in experience. Lodge accommodations, is also first rate. Tracey for a week of fun and chase will provide a memory that will last a lifetime!!! "TIGHT LINES"
Ed de la Torre
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Photograph William May "Thanks for a great vacation. We really appreciate all of the many details you took care of on our trip to Phuket and the southern islands. June and the kids particularly liked the deep sea fishing trip and the catching tuna; the elephant trip in the national park; and the many beauitful beaches we visited. The accomodations and food were great."
William May ~ United States
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Photograph Mark "I can't tell ya the power these fish have! They run and they hold. Awesome! I had a blast fishing this system and can't wait to return and try it again. Kim, you were a great host and I thank you for some great memories. Fishing Channels on Manitoba's Red River has been on my "to do" list for a while now."
Mark ~ United States
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Photograph Michael A Pacheco "We had a blast!!! That trip tops the list of the best fishing trips I have been on. And believe me I have fished quite a bit. Angie and I truly appreciate all your effort and time spent out on the water with us. We truly had a memorable and possibly a once in a lifetime experience with you. Thank you from deep in the heart of Texas!!!"
Michael Pacheco ~ United States
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Photograph Bob Clark "Thanks for the great fishing trip. I really enjoyed myself... and if I get back up your way again I 'll try to do another trip with you."
Bob Clark
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Photograph Kristian Sorensen "Thanks for a fantastic day at the Fraser River - it was a day that we never will forget."
Kristian Sorensen ~ Denmark
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Photograph Dave Dyer "I knew the first day that he is a hard working and knowledgable Guide that would do everything in his power to make your day a good experience. There are those days when fishing was tough and even when we got skunked I had a great time and learned alot from him."
Dave Dyer ~ United States
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Photograph Bill Bauman "Always on time, and accommodating no matter the circumstances. Always a great trip and I will be returning for many seasons to come!"
Bill Bauman ~ United States
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Photograph Scott A. Marr "He's an extremely hard working guide who is obsessed with making sure that his clients catch fish. On top of his impressive guiding skills, he's a nice guy and makes a great hot lunch."
Scott Marr ~ United States
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Photograph Michael H. "I just wanted to let you know that Nick and I had a fantastic time fishing with our guide Grant. Nick caught 4 types of trout on his first trout fly fishing trip! Needless to say, he was one happy kid and I was one happy Dad."
Michael H. ~ United States
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Photograph Larry Dix "You went above and beyond what I could ever imagine. I can't thank you enough for your expertise and help while I attempted for the first time fly fishing and my father-in-law with limited abilities. You have a champion in me."
Larry Dix ~ United States
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Photograph Anton & Kathy "I had to take a minute to e-mail you guys and say thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for the most memorable birthday. I have never caught a 20 inch rainbow before. It was awesome. The whole trip was amazing!!! I know we landed at least 50-60 fish the whole trip and the weather was definitely on our side."
Anton & Kathy ~ United States
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Photograph Scott Buell "My son and I can't wait for a return trip! Chasing stripers on a fly rod is heart-thumping when the Powell stripers are busting bait on top. There is something magical about flyfishing with Bill at beautiful Lake Powell."
Scott Buell ~ United States
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Photograph Chris Koerth "Just wanted to say thanks again for the great Striper trip my son Chris and I had with you guys. In the middle of winter and 45 degrees I would not of imagined catching a dozen stripers between 7 and 10lbs. Chris and I talked later and agreed that without Bill, we would have caught zero fish. See you next time."
Skip and Chris Koerth ~ United States
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Photograph Lawrence Greasely "Thanks for yet another marvellous days fishing. I must have bored people to tears with the tale of the trout. I'll be back soon."
Lawrence Greasely ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Willy Knox "An absolutely ruddy marvellous trip - I'll be back"
Willy Knox ~ Ireland
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Photograph Doug Brady "What a great experience! Mark's ability to read the water, understand the fish, share his knowledge,and anticipate our needs are reasons we whole heartily recommend the service."
Doug Brady ~ United States
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Photograph Lee Ann Ross "Fantastic day of fishing. Biggest fish I've ever caught - thought I was going to pass out bringing it in. The staff was so professional and so much fun. Loved the bungalow, loved the whole day. Can't recommend it highly enough."
Lee Ann Ross ~ United States
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Photograph Bill Williams "I would recommend the trip to anyone who wants a day of excitement and action! My fishing experience was very enjoyable and well worth the fees, the guide was very knowledgeable when it came to drawing in the fish & maneuvering them around the pillars at the cabin."
Bill Williams ~ Canada
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Photograph Philip Bell-Scott "The best single day's fishing I have had! I had an 89lb Mekong on within minutes of starting fishing. My arms didn't get much of a rest with another 10 or so big Cats coming to the net, with the best being the last fish of the day: a magnificent 95lb Mekong, which provided an epic fight. I'll be back!"
Philip Bell-Scott ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph A. J. Sivek "Rhett, has ben our guide for the last 4 years and I have always caught fish with him. I would not hestitate to book a trip with him. Our favorite is wade fishing, you catch more fish that way!"
A. J. Sivek
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Photograph Chuck Misenheimer "Rhett is a great fishing guide. He always knows where the fish are and he knows how to catch them. He's versatile which means you are going to learn something when you fish with him."
Chuck Misenheimer ~ United States
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Photograph Deb Skelton "He was great, he taught me so much and has so much patience and catching my first fish was really exciting." Deb Skelton   View Package
Photograph Terry Kenick "They have me hooked and I'm looking foward to teaming up with them on a yearly basis. The proof being in the picture's. Not only are the team very experienced and knowledgable in the water and lure selection, they sure know how to serve-up a good time."
Terry Kenick ~ Canada
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Photograph Tim Mead "Though I have been fishing for pike for more than 30 years, 17 or 18 of the biggest pike I ever caught were taken in the few days I stayed with you".
Tim Mead ~ United States
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Photograph Kathy Kramer "This past summer at the Lodge was truly amazing. In one unbelievable day, we had 69 board fish with more over 40� than we could count, my biggest pike yet at 48�, and my first ever Lake Trout weighing in at over 30lbs!"
Kathy Kramer ~ United States
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Photograph Wick Pilcher "Our 16th year and as good as ever!"
Wick Pilcher ~ United States
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Photograph Matt Sellers "5 - 12lb, 3 - 14lb, 3 - 16lb and 2 - 22lb all in two days." Matt Sellers ~ United States   View Package
Photograph Robert Reed "100 walleyes before lunch, outstanding hosts, food, and accommodations."
Robert Reed ~ United States
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Photograph Mike Coakley "Would highly recommend to anglers and non anglers. Tim and I enjoyed our days fishing with you, loads of good catches throughout the day! Thanks once again to our guide who wasn't afraid of jumping in and getting wet. Due to all the hard work we will be looking to come again soon."
Mike Coakley ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Marc Patoile "France is an undiscovered jewel for the American fly fisherman. Nick takes you in the footsteps of the legendary Charles Ritz to the chalk streams of Normandy. The streams deserve their reputation as exceptional places to catch wild trout on dry flies. A fabulous trip for a day, a week, or a month in the countryside."
Marc Patoile ~ United States
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Photograph Kirk Hogan "You'll be rewarded with an unforgettable experience joining Nick streamside, in the marshes, or in the uplands. For a figurative and literal taste of field pursuits in France, from the fin de siecle to C. Ritz and just beyond, this trip provides everything needed and more."
Kirk Hogan ~ United States
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Photograph Peter Hurst "In no time at all he had taught me the basics and I was casting some very tight loops. Prior to meeting Clive I had only used a double handed rod for one day. He is an excellent tutor and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone - beginner or improver."
Peter Hurst
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Photograph Rosemary Gunn "A day with Barry is the perfect start to a fishing holiday in and around Gore - The brown trout capital of the world. What could be better than this for my first fish on the Mataura river on my third cast of the day? He shares his knowledge freely and sets one up for a great time, either fishing on your own steam or further guided days with him."
Rosemary Gunn ~ UK
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Photograph Don Burkley "Barry guided us on our first day of fishing in NZ. He showed us some very effective rigging and fishing techniques for NZ waters. We caught nice fish and had a great time!"
Don & Kathy Burkley ~ USA
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Photograph David Buergler "Barry is a patient, informative, and entertaining guide. And best of all, he knows where the big fish are!"
David Buergler ~ USA
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Photograph Chris Sheers "Barry was excellent, his manner, knowledge and instruction made you feel immediately at ease and confident that you would catch fish. The equipment supplied was of an excellent standard, and his wife's home made muffins were just as good. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would not hesitate to book Barry for sessions should we be in the area anytime in the future."
Chris Sheers ~ United Kingdom
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Photograph Gabriele Cele "Great service and very fast shipping to Italy! I find here what i really need and that i don't find in any other place. I'm very happy to have business with you."
Gabriele Cele ~ Italy
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Photograph Corbin Leininger "The fishing trip far exceeded all of my expectations. The guide service from arrival to departure was 1st class and the fishing grounds unspoiled and fantastic."
Corbin Leininger ~ Michigan USA
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Photograph Fabiola Sciutto "I'm writing you to thank you again for the wonderful fishing holidays on Wye and Usk rivers. We really appreciated your relaxed approach to fly fishing, your advice and we will treasure your teachings!!!! Catching that grayling (42 cm!) was pure adrenaline!"
Fabiola Sciutto ~ Italy
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Photograph Jrg Blunschi "Fishing was not so easy but with the help from Kim I have quickly learnt a lot of important things."
J�rg Blunschi ~ Switzerland
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Photograph Malcolm "....A good teacher, he also proved a good friend. I hope that it will not be the last time I have the pleasure of fishing with him!"
Malcolm
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Photograph "I have been fishing with Capt. Matt for over six years now and keeping coming back for more. Capt. Matt is one of the best guides I have ever fished with; he works hard and you catch fish, but as importantly Capt Matt teaches you about the places you are fishing and provides good conversation and company. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who is a light tackle or fly angler enthusiast and wants to have a great day on the water!"
Brandon White
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Photograph "Fishing with Captain Matt has become one of my most eagerly anticipated annual Chesapeake Bay experiences. Capt Matt always gets me to fish, shows me new hot spots, and generously shares his knowledge of how and where to fish the Bay around Crisfield. "
Joseph R. Silvio ~ United States
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Photograph Lie Helge "Everything was great, excellent service and food. Marlin, GT, sharks and lots of other fishes. A trip I will remember for long time. I hope to be back one day."
Lie Helge ~ Norway
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Photograph Hegar Hvamb "Thanks a lot for a terrific week aboard. I have had the time of my life catching the 32 kg GT! The service has also been splendid, including the food. Hope to be back!"
Hegar Hvamb ~ Norway
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Photograph Tor Hola Dehli "Thanks for two great weeks of fishing at the Andaman Islands. The service has been impressive. The boat was perfect for our kind of fishing (popping and jigging). I hope we will meet again some day."
Tor Hola Dehli ~ Norway
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Photograph Alex Borge "Kevin must be one of the top guides and trout spotter I've ever fished with. I would of wasted a lot of time without him. Just look at the results!"
Alex Borge ~ Norway
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Photograph Mr. Y.N. "Thank you very much for your kind guiding. I had a great time indeed in Tekapo."
Mr. Y.N. ~ Japan
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Photograph Mr & Mrs. A.W. "My wife was a complete beginner and thanks to Kevin�s instruction is now completely addicted to fly fishing. Kevin introduced us to the some special Kiwi techniques necessary for success. This is fishing by sight and if you don't have a good spotter like Kevin you are wasting your time. He picked us up at our hotel and provided everything we needed. His laid back style and knowledge of the area make Kevin an excellent choice for the beginner or expert. Highly Recomended!!!!"
Mr & Mrs. A.W ~ USA
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Photograph Michael Pack "Kevin was the most hospitable, dependable, and accommodating guide I've ever experienced.
Michael Pack ~ United States
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Photograph Harrison Paul Anderson "Alaska fishing and wildlife is incredible! I�ve fished many parts of the world and nothing has compared or been as exciting as my trip on the Alagnak River. The rainbow and sockeye salmon were abundant. The wildlife and scenery was truly amazing. We saw at least 30 bear that week on the Alagnak, as well as eagle and moose."
Harrison Paul Anderson
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Photograph Gary Eugene Tonkery "My trip was absolutely the finest fishing adventure I�ve had to date. Fishing the Alagnak was just unbelievable, the sockeye salmon were plentiful, and the scenery and peaceful surroundings were just phenomenal. The guides were extremely helpful, the equipment was reliable, and the whole operation was first rate. Definitely an experience I would love to repeat."
Gary Eugene Tonkery
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"Would highly recommend to anglers and non anglers. Tim and I enjoyed our days fishing with you, loads of good catches throughout the day! Thanks once again to our guide who wasn't afraid of jumping in and getting wet. Due to all the hard work we will be looking to come again soon."
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