22lber...pretty good start out west. We poked around a bit and found the fish a little later in the day than I would have liked, but once we found them, we made em pay. McTage slipped right back into Columbia river mode and simply stuck fish left and right. I was standing right next to him, basically watching every take unfold. One fish in particular was cool. The fish eased forward to eat a well placed soft hackle just a rod length away, but McTage was a touch early and pulled the fly from the fish. The fish kept opening and closing its mouth, trying to suction in a bug that was just right there! With a flick of the wrist, the big was put right back in place and the fish sucked it right down...like nothing had ever been amiss.
Great start...McTage is in the zone, more good stuff to come.