The weather was great, the bugs were out, and the fish were up! We couldn't have asked for more last Wednesday as eight club members enjoyed a day's fishing on the Yakima River. Four guides from Red's Fly Shop shared their expertise and pleasant personalities with us--putting us on a lot of fish, teaching us a few things, and matching us quip for quip. While mayfly nymphs brought several fish to the net, the highlight of day was that the warm weather brought out the Skwala stoneflies and had large fish looking up. We all caught fish in the 16-inch to 20-inch range on dry flies. There's nothing quite like seeing that dark shape emerge from the depths, focus laser-like on your fly, and suck it in.
McGinn deserves special thanks for sponsoring this trip and for herding our motley band in the right direction at the right time. Our consensus is that this should be an annual trip. You won't want to miss the next one.