Wet and cold again, will it ever end?

Fished the Middle Fork of the Willamette  this past Tuesday on another brutal day of weather. The river was high and out of shape until we got to the North Fork confluence, then it was just high and cold. The fishing was tough most of the day with occasional fish being taken on Mega Prince #8,  and black stonefly nymphs in #6. Around 2pm things warmed a bit and we caught a few more fish on swung wets. Overall fishing was a bit disappointing. 

Even when fishing is tough a good day can be had with lots of laughs. Manufactures representative Kevin Thompson (Umpua Feather Merchants, Cloudveil, Nautilus) and Kristen Mustad owner of Nautilus Fly Reels had a blast heckling each other, tangling lines and talking tackle business. Check out Kristen’s “Violet” Nautilus FW 3 fly reel.



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