Well, one thing is for sure, this has been a busy few days. From throngs of people on the water to holidays with family, we have been meeting ourselves coming and going! To get things started, it was good to have a bit of time to ourselves over this weekend, and for one of our guides it was a very memorable weekend.
Below are a couple snapshots from SAO guide Ben Barger. I guarantee he will not soon forget his wife's first Steelhead!
Briana Barger with a nice Steelhead on her
first day of steelheading.
Ben and Briana Barger share a special moment
with Briana's first Steelhead in hand.
Briana just kept rocking those fish! Way to
show the skills for a rookie!
Ben shows the power of Robinson's Chicken Little
Ben couldn't stand by and let Briana catch them all.
SAO guides John Miller and Patrick Robinson had the awesome opportunity to fish with Parker and Conner for an extended period of time and it truly was a great three days of fishing! Both of them were good with the rod, always up for a challenge, and they always met those challenges with a welcome smile.
Parker ended the week with a strong finish
to a three day stint.
Conner has been taught well by his father
pictured above....I mean just look as his fish!
Today, John Miller was back in action with repeat clients Gary and Melissa. These two are a real jewel of a couple as you can see in their smiles. Below, Melissa shows her fly fishing prowess!
Melissa shows her husband how it's done.
Gary answers with a hefty buck of his own.
Melissa says, "Oh yeah, check this one out!"
Then they decided to just work together and
start pulling doubles
Couples, fly rods, love....does it get any better?
Gary with another colored up bruiser!
SAO John Clouser was back in action today with repeat clients. Hal and Bill have been coming back again and again, and they have got a real nice grasp on the Steelhead game. John always enjoys his time with Hal and Bill, and one look at the pictures with help you understand why.
Hal with a pair of very nice fish!
Bill pulls a colored up buck to stay in the action
Hal keeps finding the shiny ones
And another nice fish....
SAO guide John Bowling got out one last time before the holiday with Mike and Mitch. With one heck of a productive day in unbelievably crowded conditions, I'm sure all were happy with the outcome.
MRO client, Mike smiles with a fish early in the day.
Mitch scores a nice hen fairly fresh from the lake
Mike and Mitch take a moment to capture
friendship and fish!
SAO guide John Bowling poses with Mitch and another
nice fish on the day.
And last but not least, SAO Brett McCrae was out today with some great clients...another father and son who have fished with us in the coldest of conditions and the warmest. I think it is safe to say that they have definitely caught the Steelhead bug!
Father and Son smile with Chrome!
Well, it is time to hit the sack....we have a good portion of our staff on the water tomorrow, me included. We will give another report when we can get back from the water. In the meantime, if you are interested in getting out on the alley with a guide who will show you the best the Alley has to offer, please give us a shout at 419-466-9382.
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters