Week three at BC West is the start of our spilt program in the upper river.
This season, due to a heavy snowpack and cool June, conditions for passage of the Dean river gorge here challenging for the fish, yet guests enjoyed relatively good success up top. Water clarity hovered between 12-24″ depending on heat/snow melt, and Chinooks and Steelhead continued to pour into the lower river.
Our guests, the Holloway family (Ty, Clay, Jane and Tom) enjoyed everything the Dean is know for. Our lone Canadian, Mike Sewards, was the human gill-net and sported running shoes for wading boots as he covered vast stretches of water and put the hurt on both species. Gerry Chew and Jim Portman kept us in stitches all week and only broke one rod…’English John’ Gaynor provided deft commentary on the whole thing while working out his arms on his first Steelhead(s) in a long career of fly fishing.