I fished up-stream with nymphs under a strike indicator. My choice was a Rubber Leg.
Like three days ago, I trailed with a black bugger but there was no response on a bugger. A nice healthy 16-inch rainbow took a Rubber Leg and wiped the yesterday's skunk out of my memory!!
Does this count? On a Beadhead Crystal Serendipity.
As I fished up-stream probably a mile, just in the middle of between Raynolds and $3 Bridges, the most mysterious thing of this trip happened. I cast into a seam right in front of me (just about in the middle of two rocks). As my Thingamabobber sank, I set the hook. With one-two head shake before initial run, I felt something very heavy that made me put my line hand to the butt of my rod. Then it snapped off my 2X tippet along with my Rubber Leg and Crystal Dipity. It was the biggest tug I have ever experienced. Could it have been a 10-pounder? Later on as my head cooled down, I thought about it might have been my leader and Rubber Leg went under a rock and that might have been when trout took it regardless of its size.
I fished up for two hours so I decided to fish down to my truck and lunch. I Since I went down, I decided to swing. I simply took off a strike indicator and tied on my own idea of Variegated Chenille Sparrow. This is the one that I was really anxious to try. Since water was high I left split shots on purpose though I would swing flies. I thought some weight would be needed under this condition.
I walked way up till I thought it was about time to fish down = swing down. To end the day, I caught another whitefish again on swinging my Sparrow, on its mouth, not foul-hooked.