And all I found…

I went to the Deschutes the other day with Alex in hope of finding some Steelhead. We had the spey rods all ready to go at the mouth of the river at 6 a.m. We thought we would be bad ass and hike in several miles, so we packed our waders in our backpacks and set off. Once we had gotten as far as we thought necessary we started casting. After working the first run Alex took off for the next one up while I finished working the one I was on. A few cast later SLAM! My rod went down hard and was shooting all around this huge river. I was super excited and then I saw a large brown fin and top of a body roll and I thought “ahhh Shit”. You see Steelhead aren’t really brown. No, no, I had found a monster sucker fish. Sigh…

I spent the rest of the day casting but nothing. Alex found a accidental 14″ trout. The real killer of the day is that Alex and I were way up the river thinking we were all bad ass with our bags we packed in and I see a guy who must of been 70 or so walk by with his rod. Oh yeah, real bad ass. We can hike as far as him. Geez. At least we had fun and the scenery can’t be beat.

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