Far too much time has passed since I’ve had an easy going afternoon with Chris. Just back to Eugene with his family from New Zealand, Chris invited me for a float to check out his home waters on the McKenzie yesterday. We floated. He rowed, shared a half sandwich, and I fished wet flies from about 1 – 5.
Chris made about five casts with a dry fly, hooking about five trout. I managed to catch a few fish too, mostly cutthroat, with a few rainbow and many hatchery steelhead smolts in the mix—entirely on wet flies.
I drove home at day’s end and promptly fell asleep watching YouTube instructional videos on Macro Photography.
Up this morning at 3 AM, I tied a few flies that might tempt a fish or so on the coast soon.
I wish everyone good health and eager fish to tug on your lines.
Jay Nicholas, April 21st, 2016