Just a personal note from me as I drop off the screen into the great white north of Alaska for the summer and fall where I lose touch with all of you. This summer is going to start off with a tour of duty on a commercial salmon troller with a lifelong friend, Capt. Max Mielke.  As soon as that ends I will be back in the pipe trades doing another geothermal project for the City of Juneau school district which will likely last all the way up till time to head back down here and our November 4th opening (by way of Missoula, Calgary, Dallas and Bahamas).

Self Portrait. Powering to the Salmon Grounds.

What I want to say to all of you that have supported us through thick and thin, Kaye and I cannot express enough gratitude.  To our guests (friends) old and new, thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart.  Really, you make the weeks fly by as we look forward to every Friday like “old home week”.  It’s a reunion each time the van pulls into the back with another precious cargo of repeats and new guys. You have helped to push us over the hump in a very competitive business. Your loyalty means everything to us and we will NEVER take that for granted.

To our returning clients, some of which have made the trip ten times in the seven seasons we’ve been around, you have watched us grow and your sage advice and constructive criticism have help to shape our program into one of the most respected destinations in the entire Caribbean. 

We also want to thank all of you who came to see us for the first time in 2012. For a few of you this was your first real saltwater flats fishing experience, and I hope we were able to make it into all that you anticipated.  I can’t wait to see you all again next season as official sophomore members of The Club.

Special thanks are also in order for David Leake and Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company in Dallas.  In our first real season of working with David and his fabulous team, we were blown away by their total program. From client pre-trip and follow-up, to chasing their tails to help up with parts for our generator, fishing equipment and even personal items that you take for granted when you live within a mile our two of your local super market. They carried our load and never whimpered, as matter of fact they seem to enjoy it!  Based on our client feedback I know I am just preaching to the choir.

Towards that end, the guys at Tailwaters Travel are really kicking the hornet’s nest and have created the most buzz we have ever experienced in our seven years of existence. Likewise, Mike Gifford at Country Pleasures Fly Shop in Calgary (our new Canadian Booking Office) is drastically increasing our exposure with our neighbors to the north.   We don’t want to have a 2012-2013 season without you in it!  If you are planning on coming back next season, get yourselves on the calendar so you get the spots you want before our availability disappears altogether.

On behalf of all the guides, our staff, everyone behind the scenes, Kaye and myself, thank you once again so much for your patronage and friendship. See you next season!


Dick Cameron