the true fisherman/woman. I didn't check.
spooky like a trout
not a rattler.
this area of the deschutes is the snakiest place I've ever stomped around.
this is a monster trout rising to microscopic insects floating in the film
20 inches of Deschutes Redside - taken on size 18 pheasant tail nymph
Dorian helped me land him
large back eddy - full of trout lined up in feeding lanes sipping bugs from the film. we both had such trout fever we could barely think straight. Dorian actually hooked not 1 - but 2 of these monsters! he can tell the rest of the story.
dorian yells - "fish on - i got him" I dropped what i was doing and ran to him, only to find him nearly in tears. fish of a lifetime - broke off.
Mt. Jefferson at sunset
rained all night saturday - woke up to a cold and misty river canyon. The afternoon did not disappoint.