An E-mail from Terry Gump

A true fishing testimonial from HAPPY BarHopp'R clients. Read about their experience with Capt. Butch Rickey, one of the top native Florida fishing guides, backcountry fishing and flats fishing in the waters of Pine Island Sound around Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Pine Island. In his weekly Florida fishing reports he tells all about snook fishing, redfish fishing, tarpon fishing, and trout fishing. The fishing testimonials are FREE! A guided fishing trip is only $300!

Dear Capt. Rickey,

I am writing you this letter to clarify some misunderstanding and statements. The first clarification deals with the statement made at the dock at the conclusion of our fishing trip. I did not say, "I thought your coaching of the boys was a little to rough". My statement was, "my youngest son took the coaching a little rough". The statement was directed toward my son, not you. I must apologize for any misunderstanding.

Secondly, as you notice, there was something wrong....Your observations were correct. I was sick the entire night, prior to our fishing trip and I should have canceled. But, I had planned and dreamed of this fishing trip for five months, and come Hell or High Water, I was going to fish. About two hours into the trip I started to pay, dearly. At the end of the day I was uncertain of future events. I didn't know, at the time, whether I could get my insulin/sugar levels regulated by Tuesday. This was my reason for paying you. I held out as long as I could, but Monday evening I was still in bed trying to recover. Late in the afternoon, I knew my fishing dreams wasn't coming true this summer. Much to my regret, I told my wife to call and cancel.

A Guide of your caliber is hard to find. You use the best in everything, from the bait to the boat. I want to thank you personally for a Great fishing trip, although I did not get to fish as much as I wanted to. Maybe, I can get this insulin/Sugar regulated by next summer and return. We didn't walk away empty handed. I learned more about ultra-light fishing in three hours than I would have learned in a lifetime. Thanks for being patient with us while we were trying to learn. After all, Josh and I did put 14 fish into the boat in three hours, most I may add, were exceptional fish. I am anxiously waiting for the pictures of our fishing adventure. After all, I did catch the big one of the day. I think I will rub it in for a while........

I am regretfully sorry for any and all misunderstandings.

Thanks again,

Terry F. Gump

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