Gee, and I thought I was the only one playing tag with the brown bruisers.
Yep, I'd 'steal' a pair of mom's pantyhose, go down to the river, kick up some
dirt and whatever flows into them will tell you a lot about the bugs that
may inhabit that area. Oh, or you can just ask mom to borrow a pair...You'll
be using them like a catch net.
I'm imagining that there might be a slight undertow kinda current as it passes
by the rock over the hole and probally should just suck your offering right
under...I'd get as close as possible, say 6 to 8 feet and find a seam that
gets you closest. Keep as much line off the water as possible while allowing
the nymph to bounce along the bottom. [Oh course, there's easier ways
to get the nypmh there, but this technique is one to learn also.]
So true. Big ones got that way for a reason.
Sometime's it seems that the big one's won't take a miniscule fly...especially when it's starting to get cold.
maybe they prefer, on occassion, something on a hook size like 6 or 8...minnow, sculpin, Clouser type, streamer, or yes a wooly bugger...
presentation is important and practise toward better presentation will
never be a waste of time.
Sometimes, they'll get 'pissed off' and attack whatever it is you're continually dragging
It may take many months ... be patient and enjoy the regulars. I think you'll
find that when you're ready the fish will come to toe.