As many of you already know, Gordon has decided to retire from Gillies & Fallon Guide Service, LLC. He is immersed in exploring waters across Maine as he chases largemouth and smallmouth bass and trout, rebuilding a new-to-him bass boat, camping almost every week and making plans for more exploration of southern waters this winter.
I find myself thinking about how much fun we've had together over the past eight years and how much I'll miss Gordon's contributions to Gillies & Fallon Guide Service in the seasons ahead. The trite phrase "I couldn't have done it without him" really does apply here. I think back to conversations in his kitchen in Halford Dormitory about how we should start guiding together and build a business on the coast, about the lists detailing what documents needs to go to the Secretary of State and about all of the incredibly creative ideas that Gordon would sketch out on the folded 8 1/2" x 11" white paper.
We started working together back in 1993, in a stand of white pines, in Hebron, Maine. Wow. That was a while ago. We've shared innumerable adventures and really enjoyed working together to bring you the best experience possible.
Gillies & Fallon Guide Service, LLC continues, even though Gordon M. Gillies has withdrawn as a member. In his ever generous way, Gordon has allowed me to continue to use the name that we built together.
Thanks Gordon. Now maybe we will get to fish together more often.
Capt. Peter Fallon