We arrived to find the stream running a bit high and slightly off color due to the melting snow… Perfect! Shortly after arriving at the stream I met my first trout from this new and beautiful stream. It was a spirited rainbow. Shortly after, a second and a third. It's always impressive to experience the result of effective fishing techniques and presentations. Fishing this stream with the Troutpinner using float fishing techniques was no exception.
Eager takers were found on Jigs, flys and globugs under a 2g float tied to 3lb blackbird florocarbon. Ric also found success working a small plug on ultra light spinning tackle plying the riffles and deeper pool sections.
Ric and I decided to leave fish and spend the remainder of daylight hiking the new stream to get a better idea of what it had to offer which should pay off on our next visit.
Just wanted to mention it was really nice meeting a few of you fellows who were fishing that day. Also I want to congratulate Dave on his first trout on a fly rod. Fly or Pin, it’s all about the drift. The fish will let you know when you have it right. Look forward to seeing you guys in the future!