Never Hire a Dog As Your Guide

May 21, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Arkansas guide John Berry comes close to landing the fish of a lifetime, only to have his over-excited “assistant” get a leg caught in the tippet. “When it was almost in, it took a huge tail walking leap. I gasped as I realized just how big it was. It was well over 27 inches long and must have weighed at least 10 pounds. It was a gorgeous, vividly colored male brown and it was not happy. This was more than Ellie could handle, and she launched into the river like a torpedo.” In the Baxter Bulletin.