Austin McPherson's Blog Archive July, 2008

Summer Steelhead

My friend Ryan's summer steelhead.

I have already begun to hear stories of the lower Deschutes blowing up with aggressive summer-run steelhead. Although the summer fish are smaller now than in prime time, they are also more aggressive. Landing more than one steelhead on the same day in the winter is rare, but having a multiple fish day in the summer is a definite possibility. Switching from sinking lines to floating lines and fishing wet flies that hang just below the surface or sometimes waking dry flies is a welcome transition. However, on the local Portland rivers, that line adjustment is not made as quickly or often.

The First Annual Trip

Cys Fish

A couple of my friends and I decided that after college we wanted to stay in touch and still fish together occasionally. As we moved around the country, we decided the best way to maintain our friendship was to start an annual fishing trip where one person would pick the place and we would all meet