My favorite fishing guide, young Ryan Herbert just called to let me know he is quitting the fishing guide business for a steadier profession, one with predictable time for after school events with his two boys, and maybe a dinner or two out with his beautiful wife. Dang…but we had a lot fun. On one float trip on the Umpqua in below Elkton my buddy Ivan and I caught about two hundred smallmouth bass. (Caught and released.) It was a great sunny summer day on the river. And my last trip on the Siletz with Ryan saw two nice steelhead on the end of my line. (Also caught and released.)
I’ll miss the trips, and I’ll miss the rivers, but I’m proud of Ryan for trying out a new venture. Good luck, Ryan. Stay in touch.