Sunday, January 4, 2015


This was "bug", my youngest son with his first steelhead on the fly, a summer fish on the upper Willamette when he was 10.

By the next summer he was a "veteran" steelheader with a spey rod.

Now at 17, he's grown into a helluva steelheader.

He chose to harvest this 34 1/2" X 17" hatchery fish after an epic battle that took him down through three runs!  Now if I can just teach him how row the boat!