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