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youngbuck307

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I am now a guide at The Yakutat lodge up in yakutat Alaska. I am working with one of my friend and fellow forum member Flymstr. I thank him for giving me the chance hope I made him happy with my performance. I will be going back for silvers and maybe sooner. Just got home from my first 15 days for steelhead. They were in a jam and I got called up to help, and just kinda got my foot in the door. Thanks to first off Aaron for the chance, and for showing and helping me so much. Also thanks to Damon for teaching me what u have if I didn't have u and your dad to watch I wouldn't know that creek and what I do without both u guys. Also Alan u got me started bud was only couple years ago u were hooking me up with my first steel. From that day on I have wanted to be a guide. I will remember you and that day of my first steel and salmon forever and is something very special to me. And I have always wanted to do the same for others because I know what a passion and love it can turn into... There are many others to thank but we will just leave it at that
 
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you have the skills for it! sounds like a blast dude. good to hear from you :D
 
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Thanks guys it's not easy at all work 7 days a week when ur not on the river ur helping out around the lodge and work like 12 hours a day. But I don't mind it to much being I'm doing something I love
 
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Thanks guys it's not easy at all work 7 days a week when ur not on the river ur helping out around the lodge and work like 12 hours a day. But I don't mind it to much being I'm doing something I love

thats the key to life. find a job that you enjoy not one that stresses you out. ;)
 
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That's awesome man! I knew u were up there but not sure doin what. Hope to see ya on the river down here sometime for springers... I know I'll see ya in the fall
 
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That's awesome Tom!!! Just remember to get some waders that fit.;)
 
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Aaron is the main fly guide up there. But no bait but I get the gear guys most the time. And my waders fit when I got my belt on... Just like my pants lol
 
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well, welcome to the show............ what a river, you will never have much money guiding on the situk... but you will always be a rich man in my book- congrats
 
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You did fine, I`m sure of that. I`m sooo glad you got the call after I passed. I knew you`d make it work and that`s good for me next year:) Now for those springers.......
 
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Good for you Tom, I'm glad you did it! See you at the crick...
 
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good for you, tom... wishing you all the best in your endeavors. kudos to aaron as well for you taking you under his wing.
 
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Thanks HHM and as sure u know not as much about the money as it is doing something u love. And yea Damon if u didn't have to pass it up I wouldn't of got the chance. But seemed like everything worked out in the end
 
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Congratulations Tom!!! thats the perfect job for you!!! what else you can ask for, doing what you love to do!!! BTW where are the pics???
 

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