|A little fog on the river at 6am|
|Time to wade|
It didn't take long to run into the stocker bows. It seemed slow the 1st 2 hours only catching around 15 or so...which is slow. The sun got high enough and I was able to see why, they were doing the dart back and forth dance, where they run to it and run away from it 3 or 4 times before disappearing. I had a 9ft leader attached and knew it needed to be 12ft. So I added 3ft of 3x and tied on an olive size 6 bugger with some flash and that was the ticket. For the next 6 hours it was a catch fest.
You know it's going good when you can't keep count of the fish caught but know you lost more than you got. Easily over 50 bows. On the way I decided to try a black bugger and was rewarded instantly with this small brown. Nice fight and quick release after a photo. Ended up catching 3.
|1st of the morning|
|2nd of the day|
|Last brown for this trip|
It was a great day to be on the river. Warm enough to wet wade a few places...the cold water was instant relief during the afternoon. I need to get back to the LRR more often. Those hard fighting browns are swimming in my dreams....fish brain for sure.