Photojoe (Joe Martin) and I went out over the long weekend.
Pictures this time. My little Nissan loaded to go.
Went above Detroit, Oregon. We were concerned about
the fires, but decided to go anyway. By the time we
got to Marion Forks we figured out everything on East
side of highway was closed. One of the roads on East
We turned off on the road that heads back to Sweet Home.
Oh well it's closed farther in than were going. We set
up camp with stinging eyes, smoke everywhere. There was
a Forest Service crew manning a pump station by our camp.
They said we were nuts, but for the moment we were all
right. Went back and set up rods. Poor Joe. After the
Bamboo Buy he brought 4 rods and as you can see he didn't
know which to line up.
My camera is not waterproof, so no fish pictures. Wasn't
much too brag about anyway. Water was really low and
clear. Spooky fish. We caught a few, but wound up spending
a fair amount of time in camp just taking it easy. Thanks
to FAOL two trout bums got together and have struck up a
long friendship, unless we get burned up or fall in a river.
Here's one I hope Ducksterman comments on. We squashed
a Scorpion in camp. Didn't know they were in mountains.
We did find two new holes we hadn't fished before. The
first was driving us nuts! Fish rising all around us
and we couldn't buy a strike. Joe finally tried a Mayfly
pattern that got some interest. By then it was almost
dark and we went back to camp.
It was quite a hike, thought Joe was going to have to
drag me out. All in all, it was a good outing for a
couple of broke trout bums. ~ Clyde