Over my years as a guide, one of the most rewarding parts of my career is sparking someone’s interest in fishing, especially big game fishing. When I first meet Sandra, I was impressed by her eagerness to catch the biggest gamefish Naples, Florida had available (Tarpon) even though she only had one day of experience. Her skills at first were shaky at best and her adrenalin only amplified her mistakes. But, after Sandra boated a few tarpon she settled down, started taking my instructions (reel, reel, reel, reel, reel!) and quickly became an expert angler in just a few days. Sandra had an immediate interest in chasing something bigger down, so her quest began. Sandra set out and broke the IGFA Royal Billfish Slam in 48 days and 12 hours. This is no small feat as it requires so many factors to fall into place to accomplish. Sandra caught one or more of the following : Blue marlin Pacific, Blue marlin Atlantic, Black marlin, White marlin, Striped marlin, Spearfish, Sailfish Pacific, Sailfish Atlantic, Swordfish. I can’t help feeling a sense of pride for what Sandra has accomplished.