So I have gone steelhead fishing several times since the last post, but to no avail. Still looking for that chromer to grab it while swinging. The next time out, it seems that the nymphs and eggs will have to be on the menu in order feel that pull. As much as I hate to say it, they win. I understand that this time of year isn't exactly the most conducive to the swing, but hey it was worth a try. To be perfectly honest, my obsession is as much about my laziness and comfort as it is about hooking up in this manner. Have you ever watched an indicator go down with the knowledge that the stats say that it was more likely a log than a fish, only to snap off the two flies and have to rerig!!! Not just rerig, but do so when the wind is blowing a million tiny needles into any opening carelessly overlooked in preparation for a day in search of a single fish. Rerig when your hands are so numb that you can't feel the #10 wiggle hex that you just embedded into the meat of your thumb. Can you tell that I hate rerigging.
Come to think of it, the eggs and nymphs are going to be 86ed from the menu.