It soon became evident that this was a hopeless activity, so I moved on to something more delicate and, well, more natural. There are quite a few tributaries to this river, and most hold Native Brook Trout. These, no doubt, would be more fun.
It is spawning season for the Char, and that is just what they are doing. This is the sight that greeted me in one of the pools:
These fish were bigger then most in a stream this size, and although I hooked one, a 13+ inch male, I did not land it. The next time I'm in the area I will get him! I did land plenty of wonderful fish, all in very beautiful color.
After exhausting that tributary's resources, I moved on to the next. There I found a holdover Rainbow and began casting to it with nymphs. On one of those casts a pretty male Native came over and chomped on it.
Next cast I hooked into that Rainbow, and he gave quite a scrap before I landed him. After releasing him I moved on to the next trib, actually a trib of a trib, and caught one more Native to end the day.