In the Bizarro world of "Htrae" ("Earth" spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states "Us do opposite of all Earthly things!
This is where we went fishing last week.
Our guides instructions where opposite of our understanding and we went along with it to amazing success. As a guide you realize the importance to following instructions. We are fascinated by steelhead and how each strain, river, and behaviour is different for every basin. In guiding many different rivers in Oregon it is amazing to observe the subtle and not so sly differences.
One particular river we fished last week held very large steelhead. They were grabby fish too. It was epic. Each and every great looking bucket, run, pool, hold, pocket had little to mostly no fish. Thats right, empty! And we did quite well. Basically we fished all the water that looked void, empty, and featureless. What?
Welcome to bizarro world, where winter steelhead eat skaters, presentation matters not, and 20lb steelhead hold behind a rock the size of a baseball.
Even so bizarre, Brian Silvey smiled...Once.
So bizarre, these dark bucks had sea lice!
The not so bizarre:
The fish fought hard, we worked for every one, and as usual had tons of fun!