Thankfully, being out on the river and enjoying God's creation is always enough for me, especially since my repeated trips to my local ditch has yet to yield a rise or grab, much less a bent rod this season.
I've been splitting my time between fishing foam skaters during low light periods and in riffly runs and fishing lead eyed Samurais to get a bit deeper when light is on the water.
Enjoying a sunny day on the water with friends Tony Torrence and Craig Coover.
Lately, I haven't been happy unless my fly reels come from England so I've been selling off my disc reels to be able to purchase vintage clickers like this JW Young seen above. A 3 7/8 Hardy Perfect is also on it's way in the mail thanks to the Speypages classifieds. It's been a time of "retooling" my fly reel aresenal. At least I'm enjoying new toys while the steelhead are considerate enough not to interrupt my meditation and casting practice!