The first image sets the stage for the gallery. Rain and lots of it. We endured some radical weather this season.
We spent a lot of time on smaller sized rivers this winter, which maintained a beautiful steelhead green color in between storms.
An articulated intruder for high water confidence. This lanky guy was pretty easy to cast.
Angler: Tim Norman, Portland OR
The miracle of steelhead.
A sporty buck that brightened an unlikely day.
Land of opportunity!
Dues must be paid for fish like this.
Lynn Polensky's idea of a strike indicator: When the line goes taut and something big and heavy starts yanking really hard. "I think I'm getting a bite!"
Insert something philosophical and profound here.
NRS expedition raft. Hatch nomad pliers. Good gear feels better.
This buck had grit. I am honestly surprised we landed it.
Don Lange - here to hunt steelhead and drink pinot. And we're all out of pinot.
Thinking TLC right now.
The second of two steelhead Jared landed on his birthday.
Life is not always a gravel bar.
We all have that one perfect fish that all others are judged by. This for the time being is Steve O'Brien's. It completely shredded Steve but was hooked well. What a battle. Honored to be a part of it.
Kind of a trippy composition that looked to me like an eye.
Phil Trask stumbling through a boulder garden after a runaway fish.
My dearly departed double jointed intruder. This one was mostly rhea. RIP.
Your guide, your quarry.
A little plant with character. The biodiversity in the Coast Range is astounding.