Had to drive up to Winthrop earlier today to drop off some classic skis to Nordic Ultratune for Mark to work his magic on their bases, and the river on the way up looked inviting. There were some guys getting in their last digs at the chrome bullets, but they were also getting checked out by the guy in the bronze truck-you know, the one with the big "Fish&Game" sticker on the side? He's got the window rolled down and his big binoculars out and dialed in. Upstream I saw several more folks hitting the river with spinning rods, but have no idea if that's legal-single barbless files is all I care about anyway. There sure were a few rafts, everybody all wadered up and flogging the water. Winthrop was virtually empty though. If you're looking for decent food/beer without a big price tag, try the Schoolhouse Brewery for a hot shot burger and a brew.