It was a clear and cool morning today, not too crowded, and nary a breeze to give me an excuse for a bad cast. Occasional puffs downstream, perfect for snake-rolling.
The line today, same as before. Rio
Mainstream DT8F, 12' leader to 10# tippet, same perfection loop setup for quick fly changes. Same fly as last time, too.
Some gear guys were "aerial poaching" at the deadline, and no amount of polite callouts from the boats were stopping them. Eventually enforcement showed up and they relented.
First rod up today, 9140 Brownie. I consider it an 8, and it has a nice relaxed action. I thought it would do well.
Next, a 14' for 7 Meiser S. It seems to like lighter lines, and it's easy to get into the top end of it, since it's a scandi action.
Third, my 12'6" 4/5/6 Meiser Highlander Classic. I knew it would be on the light side, but I wanted to see how the Highlander feel would go with this line. The 5/6 Deer Creek (which I love with this line) is a somewhat stiffer rod than this one.
Fourth, another wild card. My 7119 tcx switcher. I figured it might do even better than the 4wt switch I tried last time!
So, I ignored the flossers at the deadline and began.