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Steve Fraley, BBT
Co-owner & Guide

December 21, 2017


Merry Christmas!

I’ve only had one guide trip since last report, a four boat group trip. It wasn’t a banner day for anyone at all we spoke with out there on that particular day, but my man Steve did manage to save the group by putting one of the few Steelhead we as a whole had on to hand…

Way to save the day! ;^)

And then there’s this huge trout! (So perfect and cute that I had to take a photo...)

The river is currently in great shape and I’ve been seeing some nice fish posted to my social media sites while cuddling with my pups on the couch! I’ll be guiding the next two days, but it is doubtful that I will post another report outside of some Facebook stuff between now and the New Year so I’ll toss out one more reminder folks!

We are still offering our Holiday Special (until December 24, 2017) of 20% off Gift Certificates! (Got a rod, reel or pair of waders you've been looking at? Think of the savings... ;^) These gift certificates are good at face value for any and ALL shop merchandise or lodging, but not guide trips or licenses. Call the shop to have one mailed to your door! 1-231-745-3529 9am to 5pm

Grab those savings above while they last and Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!

In other news, I’m happy to report that my father was recently able to attend the 30 year INF treaty signing reunion. He is now retired, but this was one of many milestones in his career that I am so proud of!

My awesome stepmom Huri and Dad looking good!

Best. Photo. Ever! ;^)

Some views from my dad’s balcony that I’m looking forward to enjoying next week!

My Grandson Baile graduated with honors from CMU! Cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this guy…

Doesn’t seem that long ago.

We took Baile to visit my dad and see DC 10 years ago...

Love you Baile!

A big thank you goes out to the person or person’s that nominated John and I for Fly Fisherman’s Conservationist of the year! We just found out recently that we made the cut into the top 10… You can read about it at this link here. It is a true honor to just be included with such a great group of people and it looks like the prize money will go to good use no matter the outcome, our congratulations goes out to the rest of the nominees as well!

This week’s hot fly.

That’s all I’ve really got for now, just wanted to post something to let you know I’m still alive and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Till next time, tight lines!

Announcements/Destination Travel Info-

The Blue Bonefish in Belize January 27th to February 3rd! – SOLD OUT!

Argentina 2018 – TWO SPOTs LEFT!

The dates are January 8 – 13, 2018 and we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,995.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals)
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche

Join us next year for a warm and fantastic vacation to bring in the new year!

BBT In Argentina 2014

Alaska We have our “BBT Hosted” dates set for next year…. (Keep in mind we can book any dates for you!!) August 4 - 11, 2018. The “BBT Special” will be $3,495 per person for a week of fishing in some of the greatest water in Alaska! This rate INCLUDES the “Best of Katmai” Package; two fly outs throughout the week! $3,495 is the standard weekly rate without fly-outs…an incredible BBT exclusive deal!!! If you are interested in joining us, please contact the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!

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