To celebrate my birthday, I drove way up in the mountains above the Wilson Delayed Harvest section to try to catch some wild browns. I know this particular stream holds 14-16" browns, so I was eager to chase them around.
Weather was 70 and sunny. The water was gin clear and cool for this time of year and higher than average. No obvious hatches, but plenty of midges, flies, and dragonflies were on the surface.
I started off with a couple rainbows on the rise. Nice 8" fish that had no problems hitting a size 14 sulfur dry. I lost more than I caught, but managed to bring 6 to hand. 5th was my first brown:
Not exactly what I was aiming for, but every trout is a nice trout.
Last hole of the day. Saw a nice brown in the tail of the pool. She refused my nymph. Tied the sulfur back on and she refused that as well. Next cast, I gave it a little twitch right over the top of her. Beautiful swirl and a hook up. Only 11", but still a very
nice trout for this stream.
The scenery was pretty nice also. I hope everyone else had a good day on the water!