This past week I had the pleasure of fishing the owners of Salmon Junkies, a European purveyour of Atlantic Salmon trips to Russia. Columbus, Kare, and Steffen joined Brian Silvey, Jeff Hickman, Marty Sheppard, and I for a weeklong, whirlwind tour of Oregon. Combining speyrods and a ton of camera equipment, these fellows plied our local waters and had great fishing. They also visited a few flyfishing companies and flyshops, and got to see as much as possible from the "prairie" to the coast.
All in all a great trip and I can't wait to see these guys in the future. Maybe it's my turn to head there for some Atlantics! If any of you are interested, please let me know as we are setting up an adventure for the summer of 2014 and 2015.
Here are a few of the pics that Steffen sent to me this morning:
Steffen, Kare, & Columbus w/ Steve Rajeff @ G Loomis after factory tour
A proper introduction to an american breakfast via Voodoo Donuts
A day fishing what they called, the "Prairie"
Fishing the Sandy with Marty Sheppard & Brian Silvey
Next off to the Clack, with Jeff Hickman
Then rolling to the coast with myself!
We had fishy water levels...
Kare...Is this a hot mama...or was it a big daddy?
And Steffen with a fine example of our coastal fish
We had way more gear than was necessary (as usual)