Earlier than our buddy Russ Miller landed at Umpqua, he was plying his commerce over at Fishpond and penned this enchantment for anglers to take motion to assist save the Thompson River. Since then, the mighty Thompson has develop into much more of a shadow of its former self and a lesson in what occurs if you don’t combat for the final nice locations.
All of us throw across the phrases “final solid” to shut out a visit or our day on the river, however that is now the final solid for wild steelhead on the Thompson River. Almost two years in the past to the date, I made my final solid, launching my GP model fly so far as I may handle with my 9140. This final solid was fortunate; it related with a giant buck that freight-trained me on the hold down within the Grease Gap. After that fish, I reeled in for the day, soaked within the fading mild, and mirrored on the journey the fish had made earlier than it discovered its manner into my arms for a second of connection. Who knew that this could be my final solid ever in a spot that cast lasting friendships and created reminiscences, all in a spot that defines the phrases WILD.
LINK (through fishpond)