Interesting timing on this thread, Todd. I had a little bit of time before my first appointment (wonder how that worked out) this morning and snuck over to one of my favorite dry fly (in warmer weather) steelhead rivers in NorCal. I was planning to fish lightly weighted (size 6 steelhead) soft hackles with a floating skandi/ poly leader setup to get down in the 4-5’ run I was planning to fish. I got to the river, opened the hatch... and found my fishing purse, aka bag, with all my poly leaders was still in my garage 200 miles away. I was left with fishing a floating standing and a straight hunk of 12# Umpqua leader, which I really doubted would get down in the medium to fast water the fish like to hold in.
But, there I was, may as well fish anyway.
Long story short, I finished fishing through the run 45 minutes later, and went 2 for 3 with a hatchery buck, wild hen, one lost fish, and a whole new way of looking at that river in December. I wish I had brought my dry box.
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