The fish were really slippery though, had about 15-20 hookups, but only landed 4, and they were little fellas; I think if I was wading I would have landed at least 5-6 more. Fishing from the bank I was having trouble deploying my net efficiently. Hooked into one 15-16" brown, but he took my upstream presentation hard downstream and got free on the slack he created. For the first hour or so I didn't even see a fish and it felt like I was snagging something with every cast. Then it picked up a bit, and I found a groove that allowed me to stay out of the weeds for sometimes 5 or 6 casts in a row.
Started with hopper/dropper but decided I can't stand casting that setup. Plus I didn't see anything rise all day. Went subsurface and they wouldn't even look at scuds or copper johns or crystal buggers... San Juan worms to the rescue once again.
It was a lovely day though.
It seems I've almost exclusively found browns when I've gotten out there... any ideas where i might find a preponderance of brookies in the eastern Driftless?
A beautiful day, in a lovely meadow...
and some small water...
and some little wild browns...
...not a bad Tuesday
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And the smell of wild mint was thick in the air... which is nice too.