Total riot on the MO today with Patrick and colleague, Matt.  The guys wanted to fish salmon and fish them we did.  After putting some in the boat, we held a fly casting clinic; Pat’s business associate Dan had presented him with an Orvis Clearwater 9′ 8 wt. rod complete with Hyros IV reel and weight forward line.  I rigged it with an indicator, and the lessons began.  Pat caught on quickly; the rod cast beautifully, and soon enough, “Fish on!”  Pretty cool to land a King on your new outfit all by yourself!  Soon, too, Matt was into salmon on the switch rod with indicator.  Quick learners both, the guys did a great job.

The river is up over 1500 cfs; the fish are happy; and the salmon run is the best in years with more and more steelhead showing up. Thanks guys for one terrific day.

Captain Tom Kuieck

Gorgeous even on an overcast day.