Today was just one of those days that was just my day. That's a lot of 'days' in one sentence. Anyway, today I headed to the Salmon expecting to see crowds and fish that were just not feeding. That is not what I saw. The river I came upon this afternoon, although low, was one that allowed for the perfect sight fishing for nice trout. Instead of the heavy gear and articulated streamers, I was rigged with the 3 weight, 6x, and soft hackles. Soft Hackle PT's, Green Squirrel and Partridge Caddis, And Sulfur Emergers just kicked butt. In total I caught 37. I had plenty of missed takes and premature releases as well. Most prevalent were rainbows, the bigger of which put up some fantastic fights. They acted like mini steelhead, doing big runs and spectacular jumps. It was just gorgeous.
I hope everybody made time today to remember those who fell fighting for our freedom.