"This one," I lie without hesitation, walking that fine line between perfect confidence and pure cow pie that is sometimes part of the job, because Rule No. 1 is: Your clients must have faith in you. Lynne proves easy to guide and listens well, if not wisely, at my request changing dry flies, adding droppers, then going deep, then changing spots. I've got my other client unproductively occupied in a similar fashion. A strong downstream wind, turbid water, and lockjawed trout aren't helping matters, and under mounting performance anxiety and shriveling self-esteem, I shuttle the 100 yards between my two anglers, toting an absurdly superfluous landing net.