Or not… It was a nice day to explore so we hiked into a small stream neither of us had fished before. Fish were rising and there were a few bugs in the air but no real hatches coming off. Neither of us could crack the cutthroat code and consistently move fish. We each caught three small Coastal Cutthroats on three different pattern – six fish on six different flies… These were also my first fish on bamboo. Plenty of feel for these little trouts but enough weight to put the wood grass to some bigger fish someday when I learn to properly present a fly.
The river was a bit high for easy wading and the color was off, probably due to recent rains but it was a great day to get out on a beautiful small stream. Definitely have to hit this one again when the flows are a bit lower.