On Guides......
 
FEW HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS ARE AS FRAUGHT

WITH POSSIBILITY AS THAT OF ANGLER AND ANGLING GUIDE. AND THE POSSIBILITY OF DISAPPOINTMENT, FRUSTRATION, AND ILL TEMPER IS AS GREAT AS THAT FOR CAMARADERIE, FELLOWSHIP, AND HIGH-SPIRITED GOOD TIMES. 

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG ON THE WATER, EACH TENDS TO BLAME THE OTHER, BUT THE TRUTH IS SELDOM THAT SIMPLE.

FLY FISHER AND FLY-FISHING GUIDE ARE EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESS OF A FISHING TRIP, AND BOTH MUST WORK AT MAKING THE TRIP A SUCCESS. THE GUIDE, BECAUSE IT’S HIS JOB. THE ANGLER, BECAUSE IT’S HIS TIME AND MONEY. -

FOR BOTH, HAPPINESS IS AT STAKE. ANYONE CAN HAVE A GOOD FISHING EXPERIENCE WHEN THE SKY IS BLUE, THE WIND IS LIGHT, THE WATER IS RIGHT, AND THE FISH ARE ON THE BITE.

BUT DARKEN THE SKY, CRANK UP THE WIND. RAISE OR LOWER THE WATER, AND PUT THE FISH IN A SULK, AND EVERYONE’S METTLE AND GOOD WILL GO ON TRIAL.  author unknown