As I mentioned in the "What Have You Been Tying..."
thread, my intent today was to soak a couple chironomid patterns in search of trout. This was the first chance I had to try out my new tactics acquired from a winter of watching Chan & Rowley's Conquering Chironomids
DVD, and all went pretty much according to plan.
Short trip (0930-1200 hrs) as the wind made things pretty rough once it kicked up. I landed a nice handful of "gems" that Little Dell is known for - pure strain Bonneville Cutthroat Trout. Suspending #14 chironomid patterns about 6-8 ft below an indicator provided pretty steady action until the white caps came. Here are a few pic's from this morning...
After living in Utah for almost four (4) years now, I still haven't gotten over the "I wonder what's around the next corner" factor... baby bull (moose) taking in a little brunch.
First Bonneville Cutt of the day... a ~15/16 inch snake.
Hooked every one right in the "beak" this morning... this is the fly that did the most damage, #16 olive pheasant tail w/ red wire rib.
Prettiest fish of the morning (if not the smallest)
The other thing Bonneville Cutt's are known for... teeth!
The upper end of Little Dell in the morning sun... perfect chironomid water