In 2014, I began a quest to catch a big brown trout (salmo trutta) in the small streams of the southern Appalachia.  Inspired by the catch of a lifetime, a quest and friendly challenge was started amongst friends to bag the king (or queen) of all “butter bellies” within a years time.  #SALMOSEARCH!  During the course of the year, my longest friend and closest fishing companion, Matt, lost his mother to a battle with cancer. In an epic turn of events and unlikely end to salmosearch, Matt returned to fishing to land the fish of a lifetime, with a little help and planning from someone up above.

In loving memory of Ronda Bornhorst

Music and Inspiration from: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Give Me a Sign