The advantage to being cold when you hike is that you move a little faster in an attempt to warm up. Unfortunately the fish seemed to still be asleep when we arrived at our starting point. Our standard rig for this stream is a dry/dropper with an Indicator Chernobyl or a Chubby Chernobyl on top, a bead headed Nymph for weight and a Sow Bug for a trailer. But the rig barely brought in a couple of non-enthusiastic trout of the small variety. Talk started early about pulling out and trying a different river, or lake, or something.
The morning continued being tough fishing until about 10:00 when we starting getting into them with a Black Bugger. Streamer fishing is one of my favorite methods, and having the fish slam the fly is exactly what I needed to keep my attention.
|All the fish seemed to have some serious guts on 'em|
|Crazy-Cat eye and a chunk missing from his snout. Looks to have had a run in with a treble hook at some point.|