Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The summer's are comin'!

On May 5th, 201 summer steelhead cleared the falls at Oregon City bringing the count to just under 3,000 fish.  Figure ten days for them to arrive in the upper river near Eugene and Springfield...and you'll know where I'll be!  SUMMERS FINALLY HERE!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Royal Treatment

I had a great time on Saturday giving a seminar on the upper Willamette "town run" summer steelhead fishery and showing folks how to tie my Skater pattern at Joel LaFollette's new fly shop, Royal Treatment Fly Fishing located in West Linn, Oregon. http://www.royaltreatmentflyfishing.com/  It's a great shop and Joel and his staff are extremely knowledgeable about fly fishing gear, equipment, tactics and other fly fishing topics both locally and from around the world.  Stop in and check out the shop!

The seminar was "standing room" only and folks seemed very interested in this great fishery.  And talking about the evolution of my skater and how much I enjoy bringing steelhead to the surface brought out a lot enthusiasm for everyone.  Thanks to Joel for allowing me to come up to his shop and thanks to all who attended!