Big things can come attached to little packages – 4/30/13
It never ceases to amaze me. Strange things happen while fishing the MO. Today was no different. After catching a few steelhead I noticed the “twitch”. In response I asked John if there was something he needed to tell me. I’ve fished with John long enough to see he couldn’t hold back the urge to trout. I asked again,”do you want to fish for trout?” He didn’t speak, he just shook his head “Yes”. We did. He started out catching a few nice trout, and then rolled a hog brown. Took a few deep breaths and resumed fishing. Not long after he hooks a nice steelhead….did I mention he was fishing a 8 1/2 ft 3wt!!! Despite all the misinformation, John man-handled the steelhead in about the same time it would take the average angler to land a steelie on an 8wt. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he has fought a few large fish. What a blast!
Jay Allen, Riverquest guide