Fished the Columbia for the first time today. Connected with Evan, Jason, Keith and Daniel. Long drive from the Kitsap Peninsula to anywhere on the Columbia. Evan's selected location was not one of the closer ones! First opportunity to fish a couple of new to me used rods. Each felt fine and did their job as expected. First Shad on the fly - check. First Smallmouth on the fly - check. Long drive there after biking and kayking with the ladies yesterday. Very little, if any actual, sleep before Evan's headlamp was lighting up the whole gorge. Long drive home because I took the scenic route. Home in time for dinner, as hoped.