TOO OLD TO GUIDE?
I have enjoyed reading Anglers Journal. Your piece “9 to 5? Not For This Bunch” was a nice, entertaining read [Winter 2018, “Between Fish”]. In the story, Bill Sisson quotes Matthias Hackett (left) as saying, “I’m not going to be able to do this when I’m 50.” I believe Mr. Hackett is mistaken.
I am a full-time professional fly-fishing guide with World Cast Anglers, based in Victor, Idaho, and I will be 47 in July. I also have many friends who are around 50 and are quite successful (nebulous meaning). I still manage/execute as many as 125 guided trips annually, primarily from a drift boat, on powerful western rivers, and I have for many years. I hope this news cheers him up and makes him more optimistic about his future. Derek Hutton Victor, Idaho