With the sound of gunshots echoing through the bush I stuck to the trail, I was happy I remembered my "Hunters Orange" toque. Coming to the end of the trail I was greeted by some Doe's. Beautiful. Luckily there were no Bucks in the field.
About 45 minutes later I would find myself alone on a nice section of another river, and as it turned out full of Steelhead. It wasn't very long till the rod was bent and I was into my first fish of the weekend.
I let the run rest and just relaxed for awhile enjoying the solitude. It is such a treat to be set-up alone on a fishy piece of water. When I made my way back into the river, I was hooked up instantly. This time with a fish that would test my patience. Finally I was able to slide this Hen into the wet grass.
After fishing with Neil for awhile and losing every fish I hooked I decided I was done. We traded some patterns before I left. I am looking forward to trying the "Duker Nuker" out when we get some high water. Neil went through his fly box and managed a few more fish. It was a very good weekend. I located some fish and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I am however hoping for some rain and cooler temps to get things really rocking again. Next Friday I have a float trip booked with Mike V at Flyfitters. It will be a nice change to drift down the river. After all this hiking, my legs need a break!