Looks great Jeff! I know that anyone who is smart enough to join you folks there will have an epic time! My visit to the Bogie House, way back when, really lit a fire to my travels and adventures and also “Set the standard” on what to expect from guides, outfitters and lodges. Good luck and hope to cross paths soon.
I just wanted to send a sincere thank you to you and your crew. You really have a great team between Nate, Andy, yourself, Annie, Janessa, and of course, Jessie. The guiding was great, food maybe even better, and the company was fun. Only the participation by the fish was lacking.
I'll remember "Big strips" and "Push Mends" for a long time…
We hope to see you again soon.
Montellos flying circus
The trip was most enjoyable at many levels>
It was a vacation for me.
The fishing was everything I could of asked for and the core of the vacation, but was only one of a number of pleasures you and your exceptional crew welcomed me to enjoy.
Please extend my sincere thanks to Annie , Janessa, Ryan, Andy and Nate.
I enjoyed the company of the other anglers as well; interesting folks......
Looking forward to returning next year for a rematch.
"Fish Now , Work Later"
All the best, Al Montello
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your past support of the CCA and my annual fundraiser. Jeff with your donations of fishing trips over the last 7 years I wanted to let you know we have been able to raise about $4500 dollars. I think you should know that your money raised has been used to fight political terrorism by certain factions of our legislature and State Senate to do away with the fish and wildlife commission twice. Jeff these tactics were brought up because the CCA had gotten them to manage our fisheries thru economic value and conservation of our wild stocks that need protection, while promoting hatchery stocks to fish for. Jeff the CCA has been instrumental in fighting commercial fishing along with the Wild fish conservancy’s radical views of not having hatchery stocks to supplement our wild stocks, not that some of their ideas were all bad, such as the fact the fish and wildlife department were using inferior Steelhead stocks. That I agree with and applaud them for bringing that to the forefront. Jeff whether or not you agree with all of the politics of fisheries management and the CCA I can say without a doubt we would be in worse shape today without the CCA and our lobbyist fighting for Recreational fishing and our fish. Jeff I just wanted to drop you this note to tell you I appreciate all the past support even though you have decided to drop your donation to the Kitsap CCA.
So thanks Jeff a million times over from me,
Kitsap CCA banquet chair
Thank you for the few days of fishing with you guys at Klickitat couple weeks ago. Please pass my regards to Andy and Aaron also! I enjoyed fishing with you guys and being patient with the newbie. The setting was brilliant and I liked the relaxed atmosphere in the house. I definitely need to remember to “sweep the bow” but I think at the end of the trip I almost got it. Catching the first King and Steelhead was on the to-do list for the trip and those goals were exceeded. Next time need to catch one on the swing.
I have been entertaining the idea to head out somewhere February, March, April timeframe. It all depends on the amount of tax return and what happens at work. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
Hope you guys have had good season at the Methow!
Regards, Petteri Strömberg MARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Arron, Jeff and Andy,
Thank you all for a truly great trip, as you can see the photo will indicate that the trip could not have been any better. Even though we both have gotten the flu something fierce since getting home. I guess all the fishing and travel finally caught up and our bodies said "time-out".
Hope your trip to the Methow was worthwhile and you are catching a mess o fish. Thanks again for everything, hope to see you again on the OP in the Spring.