Austin McPherson's blog

The First Annual Trip

Cys Fish

A couple of my friends and I decided that after college we wanted to stay in touch and still fish together occasionally. As we moved around the country, we decided the best way to maintain our friendship was to start an annual fishing trip where one person would pick the place and we would all meet

Retiring the Wet Boots (Pair #2)

A streamside tribute.

Some people ask me how I came up with the name for my Blog. Simple. When I was working on the Delaware River for the Delaware River Club, I was fishing non-stop every day and night after I was done working. One day I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time my boots had actually been

Searching for Salmonflies

A Deschutes rainbow
Each year all over the West, the famous salmonfly (Pteronarcys Californica) hatch comes around in May and June, depending on where you are and the water temperature. It's always a guessing game with anglers trying to pinpoint when they're going to pop. You wait to hear reports of seeing

Out for Trout

Jackson in the boat.
Conditions this weekend did not look good for steelheading so we decided to go to a river close to home and walk the bank for some trout we hoped would be eager to move. We had some crazy weather on our way out which involved a complete white-out of sideways blowing snow, sleet, and cloudless blue

Two-River Days

Swinging a fly for Oregon steelhead
Springtime in Oregon is a bit of an enigma, particularly for meteorologists since they can't seem to get anything right around here. The sun is trying to stab its way through the clouds while winter fights for every last cold day it can get. Sun, clouds, rain, wind, hail, snow, sleet. It's