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As a trout guide it's always fun to look back this time of year and think about all the many people I have had the privilege to introduce flyfishing to. You just never know what might happen or what might end up staying with you or your fishermen for life. Not bragging here just want to show you that learning works both ways. This past year was one of my best ever, the weather cooperated even through the summer and I had very few cancellations all year. My Intro half day trips last 4 1/2 to 5 hours and I'm always amazed how quickly the time passes by. I pack a lot into these and there has to be a balance here, yeah it can be intense but you have to keep the fun element always close by. One young man on my Intro- Stream experience trip made me very aware of this. I had brought him along with instruction on casting and setting the hook on a trout and the other important parts of sport at our mountain trout pond and we decided it was time to hit the stream. He caught some small trout early and I gave him a small #16 dry Black hard body pattern to work a deep ledge pool under an overhanging tree. Low and behold a big old 21 '' brightly colored Rainbow sipped the fly 3rd cast and went air born 3 or 4 times and the fight was on.. We had fairly light tippet on and the trout proved quite a handful in the faster water as my young fisherman battled him. I have to admit I yelled a couple of times at him to make a point but the second time he started laughing. My goal is to see the trout in the net and things can get intense most times as I instruct my fishermen what to to do and not to do in a fish fight.. No one had ever laughed the way this fisherman did during one of the most critical times of of a fish fight.Well I started laughing after my second yell and after several more minutes the old hook jawed trout was in the net. We caught several more trout in the 14''- 17'' range and yeah I started laughing after every second yell with my outstanding young angler We both had one fun time, I had forgotten the fun thing that I told you a lines ago.