Yesterday on the McKenzie was special. John O’Hurley was in town with
Spamalot and we had an adventure that was a “throw back” to fishing
the McKenzie fifty years ago.
Fly fishing from a wooden McKenzie style drift boat, with the finest
hand-crafted Bellinger bamboo rods, silk line, and dry flies was
extremely challenging… and extremely cool!! For those of you on the
“mac” yesterday, you know it was a day meant for nymphing – but we
stayed on top anyway and managed to catch a few fish.
John is a smooth caster and hit every spot with touch… even in the
wind! He is a genuinely nice guy and had a great appreciation for the
river, the history and the equipment… and John knows equipment (he
admired your great work, Chet).
It was an unforgettable and authentic fly fishing day with an
authentic fly fisherman, actor, writer, businessman, and great guy –