I spent most of the afternoon yesterday throwing big streamers, or rather one big streamer: an articulated pattern called "Maximun Cowbell". The eyes are inverted and the hooks ride point up, and this was a trip to test how well the fly would hook trout. It worked very well in fact. The first trout followed the fly out of the pool, and took mere feet from me. I set and the fish went back to the hole and then jumped. It has clearly been in the river for a while. A few more rainbows and some brookies came to hand over the course of a few hours, and the rainbows fought brilliantly.