A retrospective on Summer 2014

Wow – It has been a long time since my last post!  It’s not that I haven’t been fishing – but I have been extremely busy with life.  For starters – lots of days on the Salmon River this summer!  No complaints here. It was a great season and the fish were keyed on big flies most of the summer. I don’t think I have ever gone through so many chubby Chernobyls.   And again – the average size of the cutties continues to increase and a good number of fish over 17 inches. I continue to love my summers in Stanley and will return in 2015.

Another aspect adding to no time to post on my blog – is Dave and I have made the move to Sisters Oregon. Yes after 18 years in Corvallis – we have moved closer to trout water. In theory we can fish for trout every day of the year in Central Oregon. I’ll do another blog on my first 6 weeks in Central Oregon.

Rather than elaborate in words – I’ll let a few photos cap off the season. If you haven’t been to Stanley I love it not only for its great dry fly fishing for west slope cutthroat trout but for spectacular  vista views.

The Sawtooths  - in the warm glow of the morning sun.

The Sawtooths – in the warm glow of the morning sun.

 

 

The first glimpse of the Valley from Galena Summit

The first glimpse of the Valley from Galena Summit

 

 

A rare shot of both Dave and I. Of course me on the oars and Dave fishing.

A rare shot of both Dave and I. Of course me on the oars and Dave fishing.

 

 

A nice cuttie that Dave landed on his Bamboo rod

A nice cuttie that Dave landed on his Bamboo rod

 

 

First fish for a new angler! Pretty great first land.

First fish for a new angler! Pretty great first land.

 

And another good size cuttie

And another good size cuttie