Over the many years that I have fished here in the PNW, I have caught countless amounts of fish, from trout to the mighty salmon & steelhead. I love the time on the river bank or boat to seek peace, tranquility and of course wrestle a mature steelhead all alone. I would often tell others about my quests afield it always peaked their interest and they wanted to experience my same experiences. So I would explain the ins & outs of what to expect then invite them along. What I have experienced by doing this is 1) people are different, 2) people have a desire to be guided to fish, 3) people are not always genuine when no bounty come to hand (or net) & 4) the nube tends to get hooked..... That's why I have always been an open seat advocate and I am not a guide, I value what sleep I do get immensely, I'm retired and just love to fish. So from time to time I may offer up an open seat or two, granted I normally will post it for a post haste fishing trip almost anywhere in Washington.