This past week, I made it out a couple of times to keep trying, but to no avail. Some browns and a small rainbow, but no chrome.
I have landed quite on the indy rig. I have to admit that I really dislike looking at that bobber. More than my dislike of staring at the bobber is rerigging when it 25 degrees out and blowing 20 mph.
One has come on a mouse pattern. (Not intentionally, but while showing a friend of mine how to mouse while it was still light, a nice buck came up and slammed my gurgler. Better luck than good. Did I mention that this was with a bamboo PY Boat Rod? Great streamer rod too!)
At this point, I don't even bring the eggs and nymphs with me anymore. Two have been hooked, just not landed. I just want to land one on the swing.
Karma...So I have come to the conclusion that the reason that I haven't landed one is because I am using plastic instead of bamboo. To remedy that, the (very,very slow) development of a hollowed and spliced spey rod is underway. With a ton of help from Jerry Drake (what a great last name for a fisherman), it is now drying with it's first coat of spar varnish.
Wish me luck, going to try tomorrow and Sunday to find a way to scratch that itch.
Go, go, gadget arms!!!