|Leading to the Spirit|
The last few times I have been on the river fishing for winter steelhead, I have noticed myself being more in tune with nature. I find myself looking for birds and other critters; listening for the call of the Raven or a Bald Eagle. I find myself sitting down and watching the piece of water I am going to fish; looking at the different currents and the speed of the river and gazing into the surrounding landscape. Being present and being open to the environment helps to foster this connectedness, and helps me to both learn and be challenged by these special places.
|Coastal River Sunset|
“Man is all of Nature” - John Muir
Michael Bray is an avid steelhead angler who spends most of his time roaming the rivers of Washington's Olympic Peninsula.