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Old 04-02-2013, 09:39 PM
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Congratulations Tbblom, it sounds like you had a good first day out. Kudos for chasing your dreams. I love my job, don't get me wrong, but there are days where I'd give anything to be on the water, whether I'm fishing or being out there watching someone else do it. Here's to a successful career as a guide.
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Congrats! That's great news.
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Nice! its nerve racking!
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Did the dude know that he was your first client?
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That's awesome to hear that it went well, very inspirational!!
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Well done. No easy task. Some days you get great folks other days, well you will learn. Be patience and cut yourself some slack when it gets tough.

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Very, very cool, TB. Were you able to drop off to sleep easily that night?
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Congratulations Tbblom. Nothing like a good "first day" at-the-office!

You really are a bold fellow and you can be proud of this first step.

May you have many more such good days!

You can surely claim to be a member of the Brotherhood of the Crawdad.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! Luckily the guy was a lifelong fly-fisher, and just needed to be pointed in the right direction, given a good fly to throw, and occasional told to 'Set!'
We had a funny conversation about his experience with guides, and he asked me how long I had been guiding. I instantly surmised that he was not a man to listen to BS, and admitted that he was my first. He was grateful for my honesty, and luckily my pre-trip recon of the area payed out in terms of knowing exactly where the fish were holding and what they would eat. He was fishing well, so we stuck around a little past the planned 'go' time until he caught a few more. A very nice tip let me know I had done alright for a noob-guide.
Having worked in restaurants in the past, I know that not all customers will be as pleased or easy to deal with. Hopefully that past customer service skill will come in handy while dealing with any unruly types!
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