Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Endeavors - Fishing Guide! - June 2011

Well, as some of you know, I am in the middle of a job search. I never thought I would be struggling right now, but it turns out that a) the economy still stinks b) the Triangle is a competitive region & c) no-one wants to pay someone who is overqualified right now. So, if you know of a job opening please pass it along!

Anyway, this ordeal has made me think a lot about what I love to do in life and what motivates me. I knew for some time that a good friend of mine, Gary Ribet, has been kicking around the idea of starting a guide service. And with a little nudge from myself and Wendy Tonker, we officially launched it. Now things are still a long way from complete, but we are both official NC kayak fishing guides and are open for trips any day of the week. The website has been re-done (and may get re-vamped again), the insurance is in place, and we are ready to start our marketing campaign. Best of all, we offer a no fish, no fee guarantee!



We are offering guided yak fishing trips, wade trips, fly fishing lessons, and just relaxing float trips. We are based out of north Durham, but have access to a ton of private water and will travel to put you on fish. Gary has a vast knowledge of waters all over the state - from the mountains to the coast, so pleaes shoot us an email if you are interested. We are working on setting up a number of sponsors and will be carrying some great products.

We are also planning on holding a Froggy Waters Outdoors tournament this October. The format is going to be different than most - much for fun, relaxed, and family oriented. Proceeds will go to the "Take a Kid Fishing" Organization. Check back soon for full details! It is going to have a bunch of cool sponsors and prizes!

So, if you or someone you know want to take one of our Jackson Coosa Elite, Native Ultimate, or other kayaks for a spin, just email me or leave a comment here. Check out our site for full details - Froggy Waters Outdoors!

Tight lines!

5 comments:

  1. Is this your new business? congrats!

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  2. I would get rid of the no fish, no fee rule.

    Most people that hire you are doing it for your knowledge, they understand bad days. They want to learn. Anything.

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  3. Good luck with this Drew. Sounds cool.

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  4. Congrats & Good Luck on the new venture..

    I can sympathize with you on the job market. I have been working an Accounting/Finance job since I graduated with my Management/HR degree 2 years ago. But I'm actually headed back to get a Master's in something unrelated to business. haha.. Hopefully I don't over qualify myself to much.

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  5. Thanks guys - I appreciate the comments, feedback, and advice! It is proving to be a ton of work and effort, but is starting to pay off for sure. Plus, I have two great leads on jobs....things are looking up!

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