Well my first real teacher was my grandmother. She knew enough about fishing as a small town Kansas girl to get me started. As I got older my wonderful cousin Roger taught me a lot of the ins and outs and subtleties of fishing for the various species in Kansas. Growing up and fishing with very subtle bites helped me a lot for saltwater fishing. Fishing with several different captains in the Florida Keys, Costa Rica, and Mexico really helped me hone my skills. Unfortunately there are just too many to name but one of my best teachers was Robert Ross in Cabo San Lucas. He really taught me how to look for the little things that make a difference in the ocean. Plus he had the eyes of a hawk and could spot a tailing striped marlin from half a mile away!