Very satisfied grin from Bob with one of his quality wild browns on the para mayfly emerger.
This was a quality rainbow taken on a dropper mayfly nymph.
To both Bob (and I) this was the stalking triumph of the trip, we spotted a big brown nymphing around this structure. Three changes of fly and 30 minutes later, Bob got the ‘hook-up’ on a (Red Tag version) black ‘mudeye’ pattern nymph, only to have a huge head shake, massive swirl and gone! We estimated 5-6lbs of wild brown charging back to the depths. Next time Bob?
Sometimes these trout just don’t play fair! Here bob sighted, beautifully presented and hooked up a top rainbow on a red spinner …
… only to find the trout knew where the submerged end of the tree to Bob’s left was, take him under and around it and ultimately break him off.
But the last day was magic. Blue sky, light winds and a three hour window of surface feeding trout resulting in some great action, nice way to finish Bob.