Klamath River, June 8th

Steelhead on a Salmonfly Dry Steve & Rod

Steve and I fish together regularly and thought it was about time to make it a family affair so he brought his father to sample the Salmonfly bite on the Klamath River.  The weather and conditions could not have been more perfect.  The hatch has peaked and the fish are on ’em.  If anything the bugs were too numerous which made some of the fish grab half heartedly at our giant dry flies as they are stuffed.  After getting our casts and hooks sets dialed we had a steady bite and numerous hook ups.  Most of the fish were small juvenile steelhead, both hatchery and wild fish but there were enough half pounders and larger resident trout in the mix to keep it interesting.   The fish are very hot and most of the better fish put on impressive aerial displays.  While Steve has been fishing more frequently than Dad of late, Rod maintained his role as the dutiful parent by demonstrating to Steve how to land the biggest one!   It was very apparent that they continue to thoroughly enjoy fishing in each other’s company.

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