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Hi Chris,
We had a great time. You were a very good guide & I think Art learned a lot.
He will be in touch about fishing here in Florida.
Hopefull we can show you a good time here as well.
Leigh

Chris,
We had a great time yesterday. Not only fun but I really learned a lot from your instruction.
I will definitely look forward to doing this again sometime!
Best,
Art Stewart
Vice President - Smart Sensor Solutions

Hi Chris -
Thank you so much for taking us up on the Skagit Sunday.
Tom and I had a lot of fun and it was very relaxing and de-stressing - just what we both needed.
Plus, we caught fish, which I was totally not expecting (at least for me)!
It was great to get the raft out on a river while it was still hot and enjoy one last sunny summer day.
Thanks again for letting us tag along -
Julie

Chris,
Thanks again for providing us with a great day on the Sky Saturday.
Barbara and I enjoyed the day trip including your fine hamburger/chips and cookie lunch - very tasty!
I learned a lot about river fishing and how I'll approach fishing for pinks on future walk/wade trips to the Stilly.

By-the-way, yesterday I removed my floating line and put on the Rio Versitip I ordered.
Wow, what a difference this line makes when casting.
This a great line and will make a big difference in my ability to cast when I go out again.
Should have loaded up this line when I bought it... oh well.
See you at our next meeting if not sooner.
Gary

Hi Chris,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic day on Saturday and the salmon were delicious!
Thanks once again for taking us out.
Clair and Andy

Hey Chris,
I had a great time. Thanks for all your help and instruction.
The success was definitely attributed to your patient guidance and service.
Let's do it again sometime.
~Bill

Heh Chris,
Just wanted to say thanks again for looking after us yesterday on the river.
We had a great time.
Cheers
Andrew S Bourne

Chris,
Don and I had a great time Saturday. Really loved it.
I'm already talking you up to my friends in the office,
and we'll be back to you again (assuming you can put up with another day of our ilk).
Thanks for supporting the American Rivers group, and for taking us on a wonderful trip.

Saturday Don Pickens and I cashed in our fly-fishing trip we won at the American Rivers auction.
We started in Monroe on the Skykomish and floated a few miles west, catching the returning pink salmon.
We had a great time, each of us landing probably a dozen or more, we don't count the ones we didn't land.
The river was boiling with fish, and the banks were lined with fishermen.
Our guide, Chris Grieve out of Arlington, was wonderful - we strongly recommend him. If I can get off my duff,
I may try to plan one more trip up North on Oct 3.
Michael R. Garner

Hey Chris,
Thanks again, that trip was awesome.
Matt Cloninger


Hi Chris,
Many thanks again, Chris, for a really fun day on the river. It was great to
finally meet you after hearing so many good things from Eric. Clearly, you
know that river well. Every spot you said to look for fish, we saw action.
Not many guys I've fished with can pull that off, especially with "few" fish in
the river.

Plus, I love seeing new territory, and the "new" species of fish was an added
bonus. Getting those fish on active retrieve is changing my
perception of slammin fishin. That big pink will definitely be one of my top
memorable fish of 2009.
Matt

Dear Chris & Julie,
Our fishing day in Seattle was a real treat for me.
It was delightful floating down the river and watching the art of fly fishing.
Muskies don't tease like those jumping salmon.
Thank you for a special outing!
Samantha

Dear Chris,
We enjoyed the time on the river and the Pink Salmon, Chinook,
and Cutthroat that we caught. You helped create a lasting memory
that Matt and I will never forget!
Thanks for helping Matt with his casting and for putting us on to some great fishing!
I would highly recommend you to my friends, and hope that Matt and
I will get to fish with you again
Tight lines,
Dave Appleton

Dear Chris,
Many thanks again for a wonderful trip. I would have no problem
recommending you to others; not only did you know where the fish were,
but you could explain how to catch them.
I wish you all the best in your future!
Chas Bonner

Thanks Chris,
Nellie and I had a day we will always remember!
Limes
Andrew Bourne

Chris
Thanks for everything today.
We will definately have to get back out on the water soon.
We both had a great time and learned a ton.
It was well worth the money to spend the day learning with you rather than teaching myself.
I can't wait to go again.
Aaron

Chris
I recently read the tips you provided on your website.
I accessed you through John's Sporting Goods' link selection.
I caught my first steelhead using the tips you listed for using
a sink-tip and a weighted egg sucking leech.
Thanks for your splendid advice, it really made my trip to the Skykomish
a great one (even my dad saw me catch the 10lb monster!).
I'll definetely share your site with others, and recommend you to
anyone in search of a guide service.
Thanks again,
Paul Ortman

Chris
I had a great time! You were patient and an
excellent teacher - I learned so much.
My arm was sore the next day, but I recovered
quickly and was already scheming for my next trip.
To my good fortune, my wife's conference is planning
a reunion next year about the same time.
As soon as I find out the dates, I'll be in touch
to reserve another trip.
Thanks again for the excellent time and the pictures.
Regards,
Frank

Chris
I had a great time fishing with you and I look forward to many more trips,
research is the fun part of this business.
Have a super holiday.
Best regards
Jim Mercer
Fetha Styx Custom Rods
www.fethastyx.com

Chris
Thanks for the great pictures and the flies. I had a great time, especially the last day!

I spent some time fly fishing in Oregon last week.
I had a chinook hooked, he jumped three times, then busted the fly off.
I wish I would have mastered your knot!
The good news...I caught two steelhead right after I lost the chinook.
I was stoked! Anyways, the steelies were beautiful.
I caught all my fish stripping as the river was low and there was not much of
a current to swing flies.

Without the knowledge learned from you I wouldn't even have a clue how to
fish for Salmon/Steelhead.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope all is well.
Scott

Good morning Chris,
I want to just thank you so very much for our fishing experience.
I will be happy to refer your name and web site to anyone that
I know that is interested in fishing in the state of Washington.
Thanks again.
Craig

Chris,
First of all thanks again for a fun day.
Hope we can get out again march or april if time allows.
Jason

Hi Chris,
Just a note to say that I had a great time last Sunday.
Thanks again
John

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your advice. I hooked about 8 chums in about
2 hours, landed just one. They were just breaking the
leader (8lb Orvis super thin). Thanks a lot for the
trip we did, I am looking at the river with a completly
new look now.
Sergey

Chris,
Just wanted to thank you again for the great fishing trip.
I caught good numbers of quality fish and learned new
stillwater techniques to help me become more succesfull
on the water.
Regards,
Todd Novak

Chris provided excellent know how and technique
to Bob and I. I highly reccomend him if you even
have the slightest inclination to try Fly-fishing.
Trust me it is a hoot !!! I have been a gear head all
my life and his ranks right up there on the fun scale.
Noel

Hi Chris,
I just wanted to thank you once again for the great
experience you provided as a guide on my recent
Skagit/Sauk river trip. I had a great experience and
felt that I learned an enormous amount of technique in a
short period of time. I intend to use your guide
services again and intend to recommend you most
highly to my colleagues.
Thanks again.
Lee Thorson

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