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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Season In Full Swing

Well, we have been in full swing this week and tomorrow it's only going to get worse or better depending on how you look at it. We are coming off of several days of trips and our first Steelhead school in conjunction with Orvis Cleveland. It was a full school focusing on the tactics and techniques both on the water and off! Overall, it was a quality event focused on the skills of the game not offered elsewhere.

That kept all of our guys very busy the past few days which means I wasn't able to get any photos from the guides who were on the water. But rest assured many more will follow as always.

I will be brief in this blog due to having a lot to do this evening in preparation for a full week of guiding starting tomorrow.

Here Alan hold a first fish on a very tough day of fishing after rain pushed through in the midnight area bringing rivers up and out at the last minute.

Alan smiles with his first fish of the day.

In addition to guiding, many of our guides are currently field testing a new line of packs from the Orvis Company. They are water resistant packs that have already proven their worth in heavy driving rains. The line is called Gale Force....look for it in the near future.

Greg Senyo field testing the new
Gale Force gear for the Orvis Company

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to fish with Zac and Tyler who came to the area with John Bowling who serves as one of our staff guides. Each of them were experiencing the alley for the very first time and they had a lot of fun.

Tyler holds a nice hen for his first Steelhead.

SAO guide John Bowling pauses to capture a special
moment with his father Zac. Zac busted this colored up
buck to get his day started.

I also had the opportunity to get out and do a bit of fishing for myself yesterday and in the process brought many fish to hand. Here is one of them that I had the opportunity to snap a photo of.

SAO guide Patrick Robinson holds a pretty little hen while
getting a chance for some personal fishing late in the day.

As I said before, we will be out in force this week, so look for blogs to pick up pace as we strive to highlight our days with clients as often as possible. Keep your eyes on the river conditions and we will keep you posted on our activities on the water.

Tight lines,

Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Head Guide
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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