Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ready for action

During the last trip I wasn't able to seal the deal on two large steelhead which were on for a very short time, but at least I was able to fool them and get a good look at them. They were the only Steelhead I hooked during a 7 day stay at the Salmon River. One average brown trout made it to my hands, but those two steelhead have been on my mind.

Will this trip be just as good or better? The river is lower and colder. There should be some more Steelhead moving into the system. Hopefully they will take their time instead rushing upstream to Altmar. Perhaps a skated fly along the surface of a tailout? Maybe a somber toned Spey or Dee? Where's that married wing that looks like the winter sky?

It will be nice to be back on the river, stalking the banks, paying attention to the new face of the streambed. Who knows, maybe a few takes in some odd places with a familiar flow and swing. It will be good to be outside in the crisp cold air!!

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