this past summer and fall i got out of my normal routine. I got a job at a far, so fishing wasn't an option as usual, but after the farming season was over fall came and brought a heavy dose of fall salmon, along with a lot of schoolwork. Lots of salmon came to hand including some chum salmon on the fly, which happen to be quite the aggressive drag burning fish. pretty much toss any bright,heavy fly under an indicator and you will see what i mean.
|Oregon Coast Chum Salmon Caught Indicator Fishing|
After salmon season wrapped up Rose and i headed to the metolius river, a first for me and a real test for any fly angler, let alone a 19 year old kid who has only been flinging a bug wand for 3 1/2 years. We fished all day long in the gin clear water, and just when we were about to give up i managed to hook up with a very healthy rainbow, and one whitefish in need of a serious diet. It was quite satisfying knowing i was able to trick some fish from one of the toughest rivers the west has to offer!
|A late evening Metolius rainbow that fell for a golden stone nymph|
|A chunky metolius whitefish that ate a pheasant tail swung in a tailout|
|A Fine Specimen Caught on a full intermediate line and a soft hackle pattern|
|A North Oregon Coast steelhead stream. photo credit : Sam Brost-Turner|