RE:Broken rods and chrome missles
Bravo, Kerry! Even without a camera, that's a weekend that I'm sure will live on in your memories in vivid detail! And Ed's one of the great guys to run into on the river - getting to watch him land a fish on a broken rod is something I sure would have enjoyed seeing.
Now for the important part - duct-taping a disposable camera to the grip of your spey rod <g>
And OC - you must have been on the water early, 'cause by 11am the upper river was out (1' vis). Definitely fishy, tho . . . we talked to a gear fisherman who'd caught a 17lb native on Saturday and said he's been hitting all natives no hatchery) and quite a few of them in the past week.
Tight Lines and Loaded Cameras!