Ask any of the professional guides that work here at the Four Rivers Fishing Company in Southwest Montana where they like to spend their time, and they’ll most likely tell you “on the river”. There is a certain mindset we achieve while guiding, a certain feeling of well being, inspiration and completeness. Nothing gives our guides more pleasure than to see clients catch trout. We’ve done our job. When the waders come off and the gear is stowed away, we feel refreshed.
Whether it is a quick, “just saw some risers, must fish now” walk and wade type of day – or a float through the Big Hole Canyon, I am not sure if I am after the fish, or the escape I get from chasing them. We all have heard that fishing isn’t all about the catching, or so they say. Well, I am not sure about the rest of you, but I sure like catching fish. When it’s all said and done and the question gets asked “How’d you do?” I have to admit there is a certain feeling of accomplishment that comes from the answer – “We got ’em”.