Herbert Lom died this last week and if you're wondering who he was, well he was Chief Inspector Dreyfus....as in Clouseau's Boss from the Pink Panther movies. I was tying up some flies this past week and thought I'd call this the Dreyfus, or the H-Lomb or the Chief or something in his honor. It's not pretty, but none of my flies are: Got into a estuarine mix, though probably not enough for a Curt Smalma slam Nice chunky Coho Searuns Staghorn Sculpins Bull Trout I was in the Kayak. At one point, anchored in front of a rougher patch of water, I hooked a smallish SRC, and as I was lining in, a seal moved in fast, made a pass, and failed to connect. This is a stand up Kayak, and I was up. I sat down pretty fast, netted the fish, and the seal snorted off. I was not all that prepared for this threat and could see how that could turn south fast. That same Seal keyed in on the Coho when it was on, though he was further out, and I had a little more time. Suffice it to say that fish was not overplayed. The consequence being a large fish flopping around energetically in the kayak. Any tips on quickly killing a fish on a kayak when seals are around so that it doesn't end up like a scene from psycho? Jim? Chris?