Sunday, January 10, 2010

End Of The Otts

The end of 2009 marks the end of the 'ott' years and brings with it some new and exciting changes. As the old adage goes, the only certainties in life are death, taxes, and change.

As many of you may already know my wife and I are excited about the upcomming expansion of our family. Soon we will have another partner in our fly fishing adventures but this has also brought about shift in thought about what the future holds. I have had to think through and make some tough decisions. At the top of this list has been Anchor Point Fly Fishing.

Considering the security of my family and my wife's request to take the next few years off from full time work, I have made the decision to step back from full time operation of Anchor Point. I have accepted a full time position as a service manager for a bio-tech company. Although my office will no longer be on the river day in and day out, I am still excited for the programs that will be continuing through the balance of winter, into spring and on into summer. I will be focused on group and individual schools for casting/fishing of both single and two hand rods, a series of classes on tying steelhead flies, and continuing my pursuit of two handed casting certification. We will also be taking on a bigger role in Down Stream and are excited for the 2K10 event in the spring. Along with these programs I still intend to apply as much of my free time as possible to chasing fish.

I will continue to put updates for the upcomming programs here and on my site. I will also continue to share some stories, reports, and other technical information here on the blog, so check back often.

For those of you who still have interest in the American Steelhead Special, I have started a standby list in case I have cancellations for my existing bookings. Please drop me a message if you would like to be added to the list.

A monster by no means but each of these wild fish is special in its own way. A magical feeling to hold one and let it swim free to fulfill its destiny.

I would also like to send out a special thanks to those who have spent days with us over the past few years. We greatly appreciate you business and will continue to provide the highest quality service through all of our programs.

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