The best perspective Linehan had to offer was something he said when he delivered the keynote speech at the Guide Rendezvous dinner a few days later. Paraphrasing Hunter S. Thompson, he said that guides are really in the "transportation business." Not so much to row people from point A to point B, rather, to transport people emotionally, spiritually, and in terms of their knowledge and appreciation of nature and fly fishing, from one place to another. I couldn't agree more. And if ever you get the chance to visit Montana and fish with Tim Linehan, I suggest you take that ride. It will change how you feel and think about this sport.