"I should sincerely like to thank you for a most pleasant and refreshing weekend...

I greatly appreciated and enjoyed the day we spent together on the river. Your knowledge and professionalism were obvious. Your demeanor and attention to your client reflected a sincere dedication to your profession. In addition to all that, you are a fine man of excellent character and values. A most remarkable combination these days.

I was able to deduce from our conversations your dedication to the conservation ethic and an appreciation of God's great generosity to man in his creation of our natural world. Most important, however, was your obvious commitment to a stewardship in caring for and preserving His great gifts.

I'm sure we will meet again for a day or two of good company and splendid fishing..."

-C. Wm. Dennis, District Justice PA

"I've been fishing the Salmon River for about 30 years...

but I learn many new things every time I fish with Dave. It is truly amazing how he can tell me where a steelhead will be lying. I can be 2 feet off my cast and won't hook a fish, yet if I cast where Dave tells me, a fish will be there!

Dave is constantly thinking and theorizing, which makes for a fun and provocative day. On my last two-day trip I caught a bigger steelhead than any I caught in a week of fishing in Kamchatka! Dave is a quality guy and is a load of laughs on the river.

-Tom Rosenbauer, Orvis

"Thanks for the great morning of fishing....

Josh, Noah, Sandy, and I all had a wonderful time drifting down the Salt River catching trout. You were great with the kids and a wonderful guide. You were patient and made the day enjoyable for all of us. Thanks again..."

-K. King

"As usual Gene and I had a most EXCELLENT time...

From the moment we got there until we left it was great. Again THANK YOU... Gene and I would like to make reservations for next year. We emjoyed fishing with our buddy "The Fishing Master" Dave. We would like to fish Sept. 13, 14, and 15 with you again. Hope you stay busy, catch lots of fish... you are truly good people..."

-A. Melkonian

"...a most memorable

... fishing experience!"

"...have not stopped

...talking about the fun time we had in WY."

"I'll sure remember that one

...for a long time!"

"Just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH...

for an outstanding fishing trip last week. My brother and I had a really nice time. We had no idea what we were getting into before we fished with you. We learned a lot about fishing and will most likely make arrangements to fish with you again. We will never forget how you coached us through that first catch. You are one heck of a fisherman and a coach! Again, thanx for the memorable fishing trip.

-J. Cost

"I thoroughly enjoyed fishing with you for the two days...

just like everything I've read about over the years...tough but rewarding. I didn't tell you this but right before I hooked the monster I said to myself, "Why does he have me casting in this place?" The reason I didn't say anything is that the fish hit on cast #4. I enjoyed your company and guidance...

Please send me some of your business cards so I can bring them in to the Urban Angler in New York..."

B. Leeds

"Thanks so much for showing my brother and me a great time..."

You're a very dedicated sportsman, you work very hard, and you're extremely honest and sincere. You helped us create memories that Craig and I will remember for many years..."

-T. Weimer

"Thank you again for the exciting experience...

which has created an unforgettable new page in my life. My heart and soul are still drifting on the river with your boat..."

-T. Kada

"Just a follow up note to thank you again...

for the great day on the Salt for the kids and me. Everyone had a great time and continues to talk about it. I appreciated your patience with the large group... best of luck and happy fishing!

-C. Thomson

"My kids loved the experience...

they had and hope to have a lifelong enjoyment of fishing. Attached are photos from today... thank you and we hope to meet up with you next year!

-M. Patel

"Thanks for the great trip; we all agree it was the best party of our vacation...

I think I now have the "fly-fishing bug"; if I can't find a doctor to cure it I suspect I'll be back! Best wishes..."

-Jon, Liz, Justin, & Jacob    

"Thanks again for the wonderful time...

we all had on the trip last week. The customers really enjoyed themselves and are already looking forward to next year. Someone was in my office today and saw the fish on the wall from last year and said, "is that what I missed by not going this year?" After we explained how much fun we had he said, "I'm definitely in for next year and will do whatever I have to to go..." Go figure....Once again thanks for the special time..."


To Orvis Endorsed Guide Director:

Dear Bill Bullock:

I am writing to let you know how great an experience it was to deal with Dave Barber, your Orvis Endorsed Guide. With only two weeks notice he was able to arrange a guide for my nephew and myself. The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating, seeing that we had a great day and passing on to us a few new fly fishing tips. By endorsing good guides, you make the fly fishing experience that much better. Thank you.

- L. Gorbaty

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Trips

1-866 GUIDING (4843464)