Last weekend, I wrapped up my winter steelhead season on the Oregon Coast. There are probably a few good weekends left, but not for me. So I spent it with some of my favorite steehead junkies, including Rob’s pal Mariusz who happens to be a spey casting champ (literally) and a really fun guy to fish with. The weather was challenging, most of the fish were upriver spawning where they should be, and the dudes were out in full force — but the scotch was good and I took a bunch of photos. Gear notes: I wore my new Simms GORE-TEX Paclite Jacket, which is ridiculously lightweight, but held up nicely to the inclement conditions. Inexpensive (compared to other Simms jackets) and really well-made. I also fished Pro-Tubes for the first time and they cast easy and looked great in the water (though not great enough for a hook up).