Four casts later, my indicator went under and I set the hook on a big fish just under the bridge. It ran down into the main pool (first picture). I netted the fish which was a very nice 18" rainbow. A few more casts to the same place and I hooked another, similar fish (or maybe the same fish) but it got off quickly. Ten more casts and I looked away for a second as another angler walked by. When I looked back to the water, the indicator was gone. When this happens, you set the hook! So I did, and hooked an even bigger fish - twenty inches was my estimate. A jump and a few splashes later and it was gone, leaving me with a bent hook.
|A Beast of a Fish - 22"
|Note the bead used for the body, not the head!
|Pheasant Tail for the wing-case, with more olive dubbing for the thorax
|Final fly looks like a lump of nothing. Also, guitar not included