Winston 12 wt B2x at home in Tillamook.
Chinook Salmon Binge, November 2010:
The truth, the whole truth, and nuthin’ but…..
Do you ever get tired looking at nothing but hero photos? How about telling the real story about fly fishing for Chinook salmon here in Oregon? Well, here goes.
Here are a couple of weeks down the drain, seriously.
South to Port Orford in the rain.
Daybreak. No salmon.
A distraction, walking down the beach.
The boys get ready to run.
Maybe not quite yet.
At day’s end, a long walk back to the truck.
On the river at dawn.
Let’s give this fly a try.
Off the river at dusk.
Dry the waders; hit the sack.
Thank you, Salmon Gods.
Two phones down, one still operational.
Been there. Done that. North to Tillamook – in the rain.
On the Bay, at dawn.
Hummmm. Don’t think fly rods are meant to be held there, are they?
Guess it worked out OK anyway.
Yet another night drying tackle.
I see myself in the mirror.
Maybe we shouda tried some of these?
Maybe it’s time to call the game?
By May 2011, I’ll be healed up and ready to go…..