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A look at the world of a fishing guide

“Guide House: Montauk” is a half-hour weekly series featuring five fly fishing guides living together in a house during Montauk, N.Y.’s legendary fall run.

The show follows the guides and their clients for three weeks of intense fishing and competition while the guides search for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and the occasional bluefin tuna and bonito.

The show began in April, but runs through June 4 on Saltwater Sunday on ESPN2. Originals air at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with repeat airing at 6:30 a.m. Sundays on ESPN2.

“Everybody’s friends, but anytime you put five people in a house together it gets interesting,” said Paul Dixon, renowned fishing guide and part of the five-member crew. “There’s a lot of camaraderie, a little bit of tension and a lot of fun. It was a blast doing it.”

In the house, viewers get to know the real personalities of the guides and may even learn a thing or two about tying flies, repairing gear or discovering new techniques for their next trip.

Those making special appearances on the show include snowboard champion and singer Greta Gaines, fly fishing book author Peter Kaminsky and Kerry Heffernan, executive chef of the hip Eleven Madison Park restaurant in New York City.

“Guide House: Montauk” was filmed mid-September and November, 2005.