| "Dear Jean-Francois,
Greetings from South Florida! I just returned from the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was a very interesting event and fun to be around the fresh-water industry for a change. One gentleman mentioned fishing in Thailand and what an incredible time he had. I said, "you must have fished with Jean-Francois Helias if you had such a good time". He replied with an enthusiastic, "YES!"
I just wanted to let you know that yet another person has fond memories of fishing with you. I hope to be one of them someday!
Lori Parrish-Rashbrook, Director of Special Events, International Game Fish Association