Joining me last evening was Kevin Chapman and his father Karl. This trip was a special father/son trip for the two Chapman’s; Karl was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer around the first of the year and doctors instructed him to get assistance through Hospice. While Karl underwent chemo and radiation, the hope of a summer dry fly fishing trip could not have been further from his or the families radar. As with any statistic some are just meant to be beat; Karl signed himself out of hospice care for the trip and even for a coming trip to Florida to visit with his mother. Karl- keep up the fight; lets try for another trip in 2010!
Fishing on the Mo’ last night was pretty slow until the sun settled below the trees. Caddis, sulphers, a few bwo’s, and Isonychia duns made up the menu. Very few drakes were visible last evening but around dusk the Iso’s were very consistent bringing opportunities at some of the seasons best trout. The river level is ideal for dry fly fishing-2000cfs with a light stain and near 68 degrees. Pictured is Karl with an exceptional rainbow from last evening.
Capt. Steven Kuieck