The most amazing part of the day was I actually managed to get some fishing in with 3 boys in tow.
The fish today weren't kid sized so they were bummed when I didn't exactly hand them the rod.
Well, with all the fly fishing clinics being offered by folks, I thought I'd start my own, its will cover topics such as not changing your leader from the prior day and releasing of nice fish from a very safe distance so as to not risk getting you or your net wet.
Its for novices and experts alike, please be sure to tell your friends. Pardon my expletive in the vid, losing the fish was total operator error and I kick myself for this one. I fished a day earlier in heavy pocket water dragging my leader/tippet across every abrasive rock in the river, then today I tell myself I'll change up once we get on the water....forgot and on my second cast...Murphy's Law strikes! Oh well, I had the opportunity to play him out and actually got to see him so I'm at peace.
We had a 3-snake record today, these garter snakes hatched earlier this year and were everywhere
The crays have recently molted, this is an example of a bit-sized specimen, tons of protein in this compact package. Super soft shells this time of year makes them difficult to handle but to a trout its like eating a tender filet mignon vs. a tough flank steak....they prefer the filet.