Marty, I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time fly fishing with you on Saturday. Since it was my first time to ever go fly fishing and one of only a few times that I’ve ever done any kind of fishing, I was unsure as to what to expect. However, you really made me feel at ease, which helped make it an enjoyable experience. With you by my side, pointing out the best areas to cast, explaining the proper location of the floater, the reasons for mending my line and all the other details of fishing it became not only a great time to catch fish, but also to learn the basics of fly fishing. I would highly recommend a guided trip with you. Especially for someone like me who has little or no experience, yet wants to enjoy the beauty of fishing without the frustrations of going through the learning curve. Thanks for the great fishing trip.
Shannon, Charlotte, NC
Jeff, We had a great time fishing with you yesterday. You did a truly fine job. I especially want to thank you for the fishing tips and instruction and fauna commentary. We intend to keep in touch. Get some rest if you can, you put a lot of effort in your rowing in the extreme low water situation.
B. Millerlile, Catawba Co.
Marty, Just wanted to tell you what a good trip Meredith and I had with you. You were very patient with Meredith, even when she almost hooked you. The fishing was good, the float was relaxing, and you are a very pleasant person to fish with. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide and would recommend your service to anyone- newbie or lifelong fisherman. I greatly appreciate a guide who cares how many fish you are catching. Just wanted to let you know that I think you did a great job and ill be back if I get a chance.
My first ever guided trip was with Marty; what an experience! It was my first float trip too. Marty’s knowledge of the Watauga was first class, he put us right on the fish. He helped us with our technique and increased our knowledge of dry fly fishing and nymphing. I took my 13 year old son along and Marty was very patient and helped him extensively. Marty took care of all the details making it a very enjoyable experience. A float trip on the Watauga is a must for any angler. The scenery is beautiful and the fishing is excellent!
Mark Livak, Fort Mill, SC
Jeff, I had a great time fishing with you and feel the amount and quality of knowledge you passed on to me will be invaluable in my learning this exciting new sport. I can honestly say I think you have taken years off my learning curve. Once again, thanks and I hope to be back next year for another trip. I would like to do a wade trip for mountain trout and a float trip for smallmouth.
D. Hardy, Clemmons, NC
Marty, Just wanted to send you a big thank you for the trip down the Watauga. That was Derek’s and my first guided trip and it was truly an awesome experience. Your knowledge of the water and its inhabitants led us to many fish throughout the day and your hospitality is second to none. I have not since had a day as good as that one and I truly look forward to doing it again.
Jamie Moore, Winston-Salem, NC
Marty, I truly enjoyed my smallmouth bass float on the New river with you. I can’t believe I caught 41 smallies on top by myself, what a day! You are truly a pleasure to spend the day with and you provide a great day on the river. Looking forward to doing it again!