I've reached a point in life where I realize that time is finite, and one has to try to live this life to its fullest. I have also reached a point in my fishing that I am confident enough in my acquired skills to share them with others.
With that said, I am ready to say that with 25 years in the making, I am ready to hang my small shingle.
I am beginning this venture solo, as I want to focus as much as possible on including tenkara options in my guiding services. Many fly shops are still leary of the "T" word, but things are changing. I will start very small, first offering trips on the public tailwater here in Blue Ridge. I am working on the permitting process for backcountry access. I have also acquired a small drift boat, but that also falls into future planning.
I want to make it clear that I am not trying to "cash in" on the tenkara community, or the growth of fly fishing in general. I don't think anyone goes into guiding thinking they are going to line their pockets. Its a labor of love, and when one is passionate to the point of bursting, even after nearly a quarter of a century, it hard not to want to share that with others. I hope that the shape of this business becomes as much about education and spreading the "stoke" as solid catches. I want, in my small way, to be a part of the journey that creates a lifelong angler, rather than just a forgettable weekend of fishing.
So, let's begin...
Back of Beyond, LLC., catering to tenkara and fly fisherman alike, with plenty of experience in both (8 years & 24 years respectively). Fully insured, and located in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia.