My fly fishing buddy Dan and I managed to get away for a day’s fishing at our closest blue ribbon trout water – a tailrace about two hours’ drive away.
Water levels were high and the fish were all up in the backwaters, which is a kind of fishing we like.
To be honest it was a bit of a frustrating day with other anglers on the river everywhere we looked and many of them not aware of the principles of good fishing etiquette. Several groups we encountered were walking and fishing downstream – very counterproductive when the fish are facing upstream and inconsiderate to fellow anglers.
I was looking I was going to get skunked, but late in the day we came across a nice brown trout of 2lb or so feeding both on the surface and slightly under it in a nice position to flick out a roll cast.