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Educating young people about wild fish… It needs to be done.

I have been thinking allot about the fishing Industry. What I am seeing is kinda scary. The numbers of young people getting in the sport is dwindling. There seems to be a generation gap in the anglers of at least the northwest.
Looking back on my fishing Career I remember somethings like they were yesterday others I have forgotten. The early memories of fly fishing have stuck with me though my adult life the early victories and defeats. The places that fly fishing has taken me and the joy as a guide I have brought to others is huge. I have build my life around this wonderful sport. The casting, the people, my friends, the fish themselves. I want to share the experience with others not keep the ideals of this to myself and not let the stories pass like wild through desert grass.
What i am thinking of doing is giving a discounted guide rate to any person that brings a young person on the trip. This would be for both trout and steelhead trips. The age slot I was thinking was between 14 and 20. Was thinking about 50-75 dollars off for trout and 100 off for steelhead.
Let me know what you out there think. I want to at least try to get the next group of anglers started the right way.

It is time for these!!

September Caddis?? Lots of these around.

Yep, Skaters!!! Plenty of October Caddis around. We have great water temps for aggressive fish. Now we have come to the idea that there are not going to be a ton of fish what better way to take or even locate that one fish a day.

What a perfect picture. The best time to fish October caddis on the surface. Sunset.

As the fishing gets tougher, So do I.

Some of the fish have been BIG. Not many but big.

Well it is far to late into the season to kid yourself on the ideal that more fish are going to magically just from the pacific ocean into the Deschute let alone the Columbia river system. It is just a low number tough year for Steelhead. Throwing up your hands and complaining about other people still has not landed me any more fish.

Patrick and I teamed up on this one, Sweet!

So as the year got harder my vision has narrowed. I have been watching far more closely and been more picky that normal on the quality of the casting. As well as the angles and mends. When fishing is hard you need to be more critical of your own fishing. Work on your casting. Try to control the angle of your casts by body and anchor position. Work on controlling the speed of the fly slow to fast. The same ole shit is not working gain confidence with other tactics flies (like a skater).

Brad’s first Steelhead. A tough long day made perfect way to end a day.

When the season tries you, try harder. Learn and become a better angler. look at some of the photos of a few fish that we earned as a team of guide and sport.

Small but pulled like a whipped hawg!
An early start! You can’t fish all day if you don’t start early in the morning.
Never quit even when you think that all is lost! It can happen.