I began fishing with Rod about 25 years ago as a gift from my son. Our first trip I realized this was a guy who loved fishing for all the right reasons. We have had days of 87 pinks 20 silvers big ones huge steelhead that I will never match again and just a nice day floating on the river NO Fish. It is on the no fish days you see who Rod is a man who tries beyond what he needs to but at the same time a guy who just loves to be there. I can attest he will fish harder and longer than anyone to try to make your day the best. Top notch gear great skills and very help full as a teacher.I cant say in 60 years of fishing I have not enjoyed fishing with anyone as much as I do Rod. God- willing we will fish more wonderful years..