“I recently had the had the opportunity to organize a fishing trip through Andrew and Dreams on the Fly. My friends and I had been thinking of doing this for some time and so I began doing a lot of research and finally pulled the trigger on a guided trip for a group of 5 on the Owyhee River.
I went in trying keep expectations low as my friends were coming from out of town and I didn’t want anyone to get their hopes up. What happened from the booking on was nothing short of world class start to finish. Andrew was following up with me proactively making sure we had everything covered from flies and leader, to poles, reels and waders. They had thought of everything including meals and licensing. Before the big day Andrew was on top of everything effectively herding the cats and getting us set to go.
A day before the big day Andrew called and asked “hey would you mind if we left a little earlier in the morning, I have a great spot that I want to make sure that we get.” What followed next was nothing short of mind blowing. Andrew and Derek had us on fish from the moment we got there till the moment we left. The first fish of the day was the biggest I ever landed on a fly rod and turned out to be my smallest of the day!
Andrew and Derek orchestrated everything to precision with our large group; analyzing the hatch, putting the right fly’s on, and even teaching our experienced group more than a thing or two. On the day every member of our rather experienced group had lost count of the number of fish they landed not to mention the number that got off. Multiple times you would hear the chant “doubles” or “triples” as multiple members of the group hooked into fish simultaneously.
One of the coolest parts of the whole day was that we never felt rushed or pressure to leave and quite frankly we were the ones that surrendered. As the day ended for our group every person uttered the words “that was the best day of fishing that I have ever had,” Then Andrew and Derek graciously told us where to go and when to start from the following day which we had decided to do unguided.
Day two was good but the bar had been set and I don’t think we’ll ever get there again. This was an early fathers day gift for my dad and he told me a day later with pride in his eyes that it was the best gift he has ever received. Needless to say they have found a client for life and we have planned to make this an annual event. I shouldn’t say this but after our experience I would gladly pay double!” -Justin Samples