I brought a new rod back home from NYC that I acquired from Chris Stewart, the TenkaraBum. A soft action zoom rod, the Daiwa Sagiri 39MC that zooms from 11.5" to 13" and weighs a whopping 2.0oz as per Chris' website. I fished this rod back in Utah before the Summit and knew I wanted one. Last week Chris got another shipment and I had one put aside for me. Although I thought that 11.5" might be a bit long in that section of the park, I had to fish it. And it worked remarkably well until we headed way further upstream where I had to get the Daiwa Soyokaze 27SR (9ft) out of my backpack.
Fishing (and catching was great) although it started a bit slow until it got a big warmer and fish became more active. As expected, most fish we caught were brookies with a few browns, a rainbow and a few greebacks in the mix. So we had a Colorado Grandslam combining our catch (I missed the rainbow and Graham missed a greenback).
The weather was a bit cool for the season, with a few showers in the morning but warming up to mid 70ies late afternoon.
|first fish of the day - a typical brookie up there|
|a nice surprise, a good sized brown trout|
|Graham getting into position with tourists checking out the falls|
|nice water on the lower section|
|Graham sneaking up on some fish from behind a big rock|
|further upstream - perfect for the short 9' Daiwa Soyokaze|
|it's getting tighter|
|nice greenback to close out the day|