Sorry no trout images for today, but a brief description of how both videos played out: The first footage took place in shallow water 12 to16”, using the nymph with a stick on indicator. I knew the trout were holding in a narrow seam about 30ft. from me. I made numerous cast before I connected with a quality rainbow, which put up quite a fight for my 3 weight. I was using a 6X tippet, in the super clear water, which has worked much better lately for me as opposed to a heavier tippet. These trout are pressured on a daily basis so the less visible line worked better. As always on the Sipsey the drift is critical and today was no exception.
The next footage takes
place on the opposite bank across the tailrace. I seldom wade out into the
middle of the tailrace but I knew trout is always hanging out in this fast
current seam next to the bank there. You will notice there is a large boulder I
am standing by to film this segment. I was using a nymph swing casting up
current and letting the nymph dead drift through the seam and at the very end
of the drift I would swing the nymph across the seam; as I was working the
nymph back across is when the attack would occur. There is no mistaking the hit
when it happens. Again numerous cast were made before I got the hook up, and of
course when I did the camera switch came on.