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Randal Sumner, Fly Fishing Guide

Randal Sumner was born in Yakima, Washington. After receiving his MFA from Portland State University, Randal moved back to Yakima and spent the next 21 years working for the Pennzoil company. Randal has been flyfishing the Yakima River for 21 years and, for the last 12 years, has averaged three days a week, year-round. Randal knows his "home waters" very well.

Dave Thornock was born in Sunnyside, Washington, thirty miles south of Yakima. After graduating with an MFA from Portland State University, he opened Super Lube, an fast lube facility in Wenatchee, WA in 1985. The day he laid asphalt for the parking lot, Dave met Randal, who stopped by to pitch Pennzoil products. They soon discovered that Randal earned his MFA from PSU the year before Dave arrived. Dave also found out that it was Randal's Pennzoil truck he saw parked in the Ellensburg canyon every time he went fishing there. They immediately became fast friends. The fact that Randal had a drift boat and Dave didn't, while Dave tied flies and Randal didn't couldn't have hurt. Dave sold Super Lube in 1989 and has spent lots of time on the river ever since. Randal now ties flies, Dave owns a drift boat, and they're still great friends. But they might disagree about which one of them knows the river best.

Dave Thornock, Fly Fishing Guide