The water levels are getting back to a more normal level and it's a good time to get on the water. Steve and Karen came in from Texas for a visit and of course to wet a line. Wetting a line is always good and to make it even better they invited their son Ben and Gray to fill the second boat. So after we got the right flow first one then the other boat slipped out into the current.
Right away the fish began to respond. With nymphs dredging deep it wasn't long before each angler brought fish to the net. Each angler was getting better with their presentation and as everyone who fly fishes knows, presentation is everything in this game.
Fly depth adjustments. Those adjustments are critical as the water level changes and they are one piece of the puzzle. Knowing the area of the river bottom, that is being fished is, another piece of the puzzle. Can't put those together and it can get, well, quite puzzling.
It is critical to get the fly in the face of the fish. With the current pushing the fly closer and closer that fish has to make a decision...yes I know the fish has a brain the size of a Del Monte pea, but think about it for a moment. Fly depth adjustments, they are critical.
Karen, Steve, Ben and Gray made a lot adjustments as the water level changed throughout the day. Those adjustments and improved presentations helped to pick up fish along the way. Lunch was about catching up with everyone's life and then the boats were backed into the current. Anglers and guides slipped back in the flow of the river. The morning was pretty busy while the afternoon we were all working hard for the fish that were brought to the net.
Finally the sun forced us to the takeout and then the rods and boats were loaded. The river was a long way from Texas, but it provides a great way to catch up on life.
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