Father/Son All the Way from PA!

Just a great time with Dad Gil and son Marshall on the Muskegon River chasing spring steelhead. Marshall had fished steelhead with RiverQuest before, but Gil had not. An experienced fly fisherman, Gil caught on quickly, as did Marshall. High winds and high water made for challenging fishing, but steelhead were hooked and brought to hand, though the proverbial “The big one got away!” zapped Marshall as an outsized, fresh run hen that I estimate was in the 12-15 lb. range, busted ten pound tippet just as I was ready to slip the net under her. No matter; both guys were totally cool with the disappointment, and the steelhead that were netted later surely helped as well.

In short, quite different from swinging wet flies in Pennsylvania with light rods, but the guys loved it, as did I their enjoyment of it all. Here they are posing some drop-back hens as well as enjoying the streamside lunch we present to our customers.

Captain Tom Kuieck