I met Joey April 18 at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. Joey had written Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer to thank him for the books he had written, which have played a key part in Joey's comeback. Tom was, naturally, so moved by this that he continued corresponding with Joey, and through that correspondence learned Joey had an interest in being a guide himself. So Tom arranged for Joey and his dad to attend the Rendezvous and rub elbows with some of the best guides from throughout North America. What's more, Tom, Joey, Joe, and I spent a day fishing the Blackfoot with John and Kurt Herzer who are two of the best guides I've ever fished with, period.