|All the Contries flags and the aeras seal.|
Now here is how the whole thing started. In the spring of 2009 myself and Amy Hazel got the idea we would go to the SOR. I have never been to the ponds. She had been before and had a good idea on how thing were run and the general break down of the event. So with about a month of bad practice and about 9 broken rods and a few hundred dollars in lines later we were there. Driving straight to the ponds even before checking into the hotel I sat and watched some of the other casters. The boys that were in center pond were SMOKING casts…. All dressed in matching shirts casting those light baby blue lines that seemed to hold loops that would not end. This was my first glimpse of the Carron team. To this day that image haunts my mind. The qualifying day was a sight. The boys in blue had brought 7 team members and only 10 casters could qualify… you can guess how many Carron casters made the finals.
|The favorite part of this great year. My Little girl.|
|The boys and I after and great couple days!|
|Thor!!! I bet he has a mean right single.|
I thing that the distance spey casting is going to continue to grow and will take a firm seat in the Northwest. Plus I believe the future of line and rod development depends on what we accomplish. So those of you thinking of competing do….and those who are untested watch or attend these events or support them thought some kinda of contribution. Thanks for reading a supporting me and the future of spey casting.
|Thats how a loaded rod should look!!|
|Brand New Steel.|
Early Season Steelheading is a great, but not always for numbers of fish to hand. Early fish in the Colombia river drainage come in waves of good numbers of wild fish. But finding them is usually even more unpredictable. That only a small fraction of the run has entered the waters we fish. This makes finding one even more enjoyable to me. Work hard and your time and experience will turn into little bits of Steelhead fishing gold.
|Can’t beat a last light Steelehad in July!|
Now that I have said that, the real reason I am talking early season is that it is a great way to get all the tackle out and fitted that you have not likely used for 8 to 10 months. See what condition your leaders and tippet are in. Maybe take a look at you running line. or even CLEAN your lines. Organize your fly boxes and just take in a peaceful river… Which ever one you chose to fish.
|A little color but what a scrapper.|
Here are a few we found over the past week. If your ready to work get out there. If you want easy there is always the trout farm!!!LOL just kidding.