Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Idaho Panhandle
I ran into one on the Clearwater last year. I was using a big weighted intruder that my friend tied for the occasion. Had it on whatever sinking tip/leader thing looked the heaviest from my odd-ball collection.
I was standing at the upstream end of a long eddy, on a little point of rocks that put me directly upstream of the eddy line. I could cast out into the current and let the fly slowly drift and sink into the deep bucket at the upstream end of this eddy. Seemed like a spot where any fish heading upstream on that side of the river would hold up for a quick breather before tackling the next stretch of main river current. I treated the situation more like casting practice than anything, and was as surprised as my friend was annoyed when one hooked itself onto my fly, way down there in the dark cold water, after maybe only an hour of swingin.
"I was spey casting for sure. Everything else I'm unsure about." ~Mumbles