For many fisherman, big rains that lead to high water are a reason to stay home. After all, why venture out to your local stream or river when it's "blown out". Off color...
Worth the Wait
Landing a wild winter steelhead is like holding lightning in your hands, if only for a few fleeting seconds. The moment you let go of that big tail, you quickly forget about the endless sheets of rain, the cold fingers and the countless hours of unanswered hope. It’s then you remember the process is as big as the product in this game, and having the privilege of holding a wild winter steelhead is definitely worth the wait.
In addition to being an avid photographer, Tom Larimer is owner of and guide for Larimer Outfitters in Hood River Oregon. Larimer Outfitters offers spey casting instruction and guided trips for steelhead and trout on the famous rivers of Oregon's Columbia Gorge. To learn more about Tom, visit his Hatch Magazine profile where you'll also find links to his blog and web site..