We started fishing 11:30 or so. Old gents started fishing but I walked around this upper section of Lower Meadow as hatch wouldn't start till afternoon with this sunny weather. While we were biting on our lunch, we finally saw constant risers. We spotted one giant Green Drake on the surface, as it washed away, a huge submarine rose and sipped it!! WOW!! But, as any other pools of this Lower Meadow, that pool is tough......... We cast Green Drake, baetis, and epeorus but not much success. I moved down-stream and fished a deep riffle. I saw a huge head came out and set the hook!! I knew it was big!! In a moment I was in a "HANDLE-WITH-CARE mode"to handle it. It really bent my rod and didn't come out so easy. Glad I brought my net!! It came on Green Drake Sparkle Dun.
A perfect cutbank was there for self-timered "grip-&-grin"!! I will never get bored of this Lower Meadow. These big trout keep me on my toes!!
Indeed we all caught nice trout.
We moved to Lamar. It was still bright. We knew baetis were in the air but didn't really see constant feeding. There were some rises but I put small terrestrials meanwhile. I got another "Beetle Mania"!!
After 5pm, we saw more baetis in the air and more trout came up to our flies and eventually they started feeding. I set the hook perfectly on a delicate rise on my fly to end the day......
It was on ICU Baetis. White post version worked well as it was a bright day.