Although the fish weren't as large as your son, Will's, any trout in Western Washington over 14" is quite respectable from what I understand. What if the next one is only 8", a let-down? A father's quandary...
Speaking of which, after he caught the first one I was sorely tempted to try my hand but thought the added competition might not be so good. After his second fish, I'm glad I didn't least he bring to hand more than I
...and sorry for the negativism of those posts directly/indirectly aimed at those in the guiding business who may or may not hold to my views on the ethicasy of certain fishing techniques.