Happy New Year everyone!!!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays with family and friends…I sure did and it was awesome!!!  We would like to thank everyone that fishing with us in 2018!!!  It was an incredible year on an incredible river.  However, without your support we would be sitting at a desk wishing time away, so THANK YOU to everyone that supports our guide business, shop and Motel.  It is appreciated more then we can describe.  We are now looking forward to 2019 as we have some very exciting plans in the works…stay tuned.

As Steve mentioned in his last report..we purchased another Pere Marquette River guide business some time back and are now accepting applications for a full time guide position here at BBT. Applicants must have own boat, equipment (Lots of pro staff deals available) and insurance; we provide the proper use permits and bookings!

This offer goes out to any and all established guides in the area as well as any motivated up and coming new blood. For now, to apply, either drop off a resume to the shop during regular business hours or email your resume to: fishbaldwin@hotmail.com with “Guide Position” in the subject line. Steve and I will get back to you as soon as we can, but keep in mind that we will be in South America for much of January…

I did some fun fishing with some buddies last week.  Lots of laughs, a little fishing and even caught a couple each outing!  The river is in great shape in the middle and lower sections, but low and clear in the upper.  Clown eggs were the preferred fly on the menu, but nymphs should not be over looked.  Presentation is always the best fly in the box.  Swinging flashy streamers or egg-headed leeches in cold water works well during the water months.

We are heading down to Patagonia for another adventure with our friends/outfitter “Fly Maniacs”…we will have lots to report upon our return and details for next years trip…stay tuned!!!!

 

Later,

John