Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Commencement Speech 2017

In 2015 I wrote a commencement speech for the faceless graduates of that year. This year I decided to update the speech based on some personal experiences and meeting some of the people discussed in this speech. Graduates, congratulations and welcome to the adult world. You’ve already heard – no…

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Posted in General Comments

The Finer Points of the Client Guide Relationship

Continuing on the theme of the business side of fly fishing, Gink and Gasoline had a post concerning the relationship between client and guide. What holds true for a client/guide relationship in fly fishing holds true for any business relationship – communication and respect. And thinking about it a bit,…

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Posted in Industry News and Rumors

Visiting Your Fly Shop – What You Should Expect

I came across a post from Vail Valley Anglers on what one should expect when visiting a fly shop. I think it’s good to be reminded of what shopping used to be like when most retail business was conducted person to person by members of the local community. In many…

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