To the Kings: Some of RR’s best shots

Let’s raise a toast to Oregon’s king salmon! Three broken rods, two broken reels, hundreds of bent-up, chewed-up, and spit-out flies, and hundreds of mind-numbing hours waiting for the grab. It was all SO worth it. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a memorable season. Here are some of the highlights from my little point-and-shoot…

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

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9 Responses to To the Kings: Some of RR’s best shots

  1. Sam T says:

    Looks like one hell of a ride! I’ve been itching to get some Kings on the fly for awhile. Your post makes me all the more determined! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rob P says:

    Your killin me RR. How are we supposed to work when you’re posting crap like this?

  3. zac c says:

    I hope you know how cool you boat is. seeing a Northwest just anchored up on the shore! so very cool great shots as well!

  4. Rich Youngers says:

    Thanks a bunch Rob!! Just when I was going to put up my 10wts for the season:)

  5. Rob R says:

    Zac, I do know how great this boat is–sounds like you’ve gotten to know one or more of these fine vessels? I was first introduced to Northwest Boats by Pete Peterson, owner of the now deceased Guide Shop in Tillamook. The boat I now own was bought new from the manufacturer in the late 80s by a friend. I hounded him to sell me the boat for many years. When he finally relented, he gave me a great deal. I brought it in to the Clacka shop to have Roger give it a look-over. Bruce, owner of Clacka, came over and offered me cash for it–twice what I paid. I asked him why he would need one, since he builds the most popular fiberglass boats in the world. He said the 17′ Northwest was his favorite, that he collects them. “The one with the hard floor!”

    She is a gem, and I feel very fortunate to be her oarsman.

    Hoping to give her a fresh covering of Gel Coat this winter…

  6. gregH says:

    King of the Kings!! Well done brother.
    GH

  7. Rob R says:

    Just a dedicated student.

  8. jason taylor says:

    i escaped today into a storm. it was great, i had second thoughts about halfway there. but i knew they were there. so it was too late to turn back. once i got there it started to rain. i paid no heed to it, i walked to the bridge to take a gander if i could. with no mercy from the wind i could’nt see a thing but somehow i knew they were still there. i’m blind casting into a hole i cant see a single fish in. as soon as i get my not so weather proof gear on. i head down to the gravel bar of the 101. egg’s….. ship! patience i told myself. nice fish on the egg bite. my turn! i stepped in and fish on! nicer fish on the 4 inch clouser. lost 1 other nice fish about an hour later. going back in a few hours to raise some more hell with those chromer’s.

  9. Dave Pinczkowski says:

    Wow great pics Rob hope to get out there agian and hook one of those slabs

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