We hit the Alluvial Fan area like most visitors, and while my daughter was delighted to be able to play a bit in the ice cold water, I was able to cast to some pocket water (for you concerned parents, my wife was watching our daughter while I was fishing) between the bridge and the falls.
I fished with a black Ishigaki Kebari that somewhat had the body shape of an ant and that was all the resident Greenback Cutthroats needed. I quickly got some hits, landed 4 and missed at least as many. The fly got chewed up badly, I tried to save it with a few hitch knots with the thread around the hook bend but the fish didn't seem to notice.
This was a much needed "quickie" and reinforcement of my plans to get back to RMNP as soon as my crazy work and family schedules will allow it.
Until then, tight lines.
|ain't she pretty?|
Days on water: 12