Interesting article in the latest Alaska Magazine. Would you care if Dusty Byrd-Coulliette guided you for a day? Probably not.
When they realize their guide for the day is a woman, many clients are pleasantly surprised, or at least don’t voice their doubts, Byrd-Coulliette said. But not all are polite. One angler stomped back up the dock and announced that he “wouldn’t fish with a girl.” But doubters are soon won over by her knowledge of the river and the best fishing techniques, and her ability to handle a boat.
– E. Donnall Thomas, Alaska Magazine, June 2008