One of the nights when Travis came and talked to us around the fire pit, he said something that really really hit me. He said that he didn’t guide for the money, he guided because he loved the sport. If he did guide for the money, he wouldn’t be any good. Travis is one of the guides at Abaco Lodge - he’s probably one of the coolest and funniest guys I’ve met. He’s one of the youngest guides in the Bahamas but probably one of the best I fished with due to the fact the he really loves the sport. I really connected to what he said because in my opinion having a job that you enjoy is way more important than money. I would much rather do something in the fly fishing industry and make good money doing something that I love than sit a desk all day just to make a fat paycheck. Also I agree that you will do something that you enjoy way better than something that you don’t. Doing what you love will make you so much more happy in life than money ever will.
- Blake Rome: Austin, Texas