Day after…bring on the heat.

We started the day out early, but already I could feel the coming heat of the sun on my cheeks. The Rogue River’s flow is high enough to make crossings and general wading a tricky game. That situation should change slowly this month as the Army Corps of Engineers gradually decrease the water flow from the Lost Creek dam on the Rogue River. The big spey rod and angler were in good position to work the run, and indeed he did draw numerous strikes to big fluffy popscycle style flies before solidly hooking and landing a steelhead. During my fishing time I worked the Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph and small nymph (primarily G.R. Hare’s Ears) tandems on a smaller switch rod…basicly high-sticking the narrow top of the run. As the sun rose higher, getting the offerings down to the fish became the game. My dear old Canon camera managed to pull off these few pics. It seems my wading slip with a cold water dunking of yesterday has caused a little mischief with the camera’s inner workings. I believe a good drying out in this late afternoon 100 degree heat may work wonders. That Canon A60 camera has come back from near disaster before…quite a few times!

Good positioning for the spey rod guru!

Good positioning for the spey rod guru!

Laying that line down for the big cast.

Laying that line down for the big cast.

All loaded and ready to shoot.

All loaded and ready to shoot.

My Carpetbagger accounts for a 26" fish.

My Carpetbagger accounts for a 26 inch steelie.

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