My dad and I decided to take our pontoons out and float a western washington river for summer runs. This was my first time behind the oars floating a river and it was good to get some time behind the sticks. I am definitely excited for this upcoming winter steelhead season. I recently picked up a spey set up from the guys at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop and they hooked it up with an awesome line and made me up some tips that cast great. I ended up getting a Sage ONE 12'6" 7wt combined with a Nautilus NV Spey reel and I have to say I love it. To say that I am a novice spey caster would be an under statement but by the end of the day I was throwing about 90ft of line and felt like I was getting better as the day went on. Anyway it was a nice float and day on the water. fishing was tough partly due to clear water and bright sun but we managed a few searun cutts and my dad hooked and lost one chrome summer run of about 6lbs. I am really excited to log some time on the water and ready to learn a lot about the steelhead game. If anyone out there would like to get together and do some fishing hit me up.