Monday, May 27, 2013

Kristy and I just returned from a memorial for our dear old friend Roger Wishard (he and I commercial fished together in Alaska in the 70's) so we are a bit late getting this up. Apologies for not being there for the final night with this wonderful group! We had some cooler but crystaline weather this week which caused the flows to drop a bit so we were finally able to get on the Klamath. The group had a screaming blast on the Ikes run and the lower Salmon was primo as well as the runs above and below OB. Our in house wave on the property was fantastic and I have never seen it so good at these flows. We have two terrific new cooks this year (Bree and Therese) who are styling the kitchen scene big time and are now solidly in the groove! Wonderful having Tony Lunt back along with Arianne and their frien Bill. Beth ripped it this week as did David Berry and Kim Johnson. Walter Krokosz returned after many years along with his wife Terry and I believe Terry's learning curve trumped the week. Great seeing Kimberly Riggle and apparently her smile on Saturday was the best! Thank you all so much for coming! Also we would love to see your photos, Bill!  cheers  P & K

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May 12 - 18

Tons of repeats this week as well as a few new people and three guys from Brazil that spiced things up considerably. Enrique, Mario and Leonardo only stayed half the week but were truly a pleasure to have around. We had great flows and hot weather, although it cooled down considerably towards the later part of the week. Wonderful seeing Anna Moore as well as a cameo by her dirt bag dad Jack moore and side kick Lief Hansen on Margarita night. Fun to have Greg Simmons back as well as Steve Rottman, Todd Lewis, Whitney Collins and Bill Bowie! Especially of note was the return of part of the Cheney clan including Jonathan, Zina and young Carter. Carter styled the week and stunned the group with his exceptional calm under pressure. Having Merida and Maren back was fantastic and they kept us on our toes as always. Paul P spent yet another two weeks with us and we will miss him. Thanks for coming!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 5 - 11 2013

Amazing first week of the season with a stellar group, great flows and the best camraderie imaginable! Cat and Tim were a major treat after doing a pass on OB last year due to an around the world trip. Great to see Maren and Paulie P back again as well as our Alaskan fishing connection. Steve Barns. Steve left his Airstream here and it is amazing how many drunk guides you can fit in there. Reem Jones styled it, as usual and it was great seeing Craig back after a number of years as well as John Marshall and Jason Morgan. Tons of repeats this week as well as a few new folks. We loved this group and thanks for putting up with our surly staff! Some great new cooks and lodge staff in the wings and while the week had a few bumps we are smooth sailing for the moment!You guys (guests and staff) all make it happen for us and it is a joyous thing!