Had the luck, and good fortune, to "hook up" with a new member of our Board who lives in 'my' area of Southern Oregon. Couple of emails, set fishing/"teaching date" and we're out this morning on the upper Rogue. First and foremost.... don't bet money with/aginst this young fellow. He may never have used a spey rod before this morning, but after about 30 minutes he's 'in the zone.'
End of day we each had three steelhead, missed more, and he ('gotta not give him anymore 'on time' on the river' with my rods) he caps his day with about 15# of screaming Coho. Think I've met my match and .... maybe..... just a bit (a lot) more.
Wonderful day. Life is good.