I found this 23" brown with a mouse streamer hanging out the side of his mouth, dead in 4 inches of water. I'm guessing someone put the night-stalk on the previous evening and something went wrong. Not sure what would have killed him. Funny thing is, my buddy at Orvis sold the exact streamer two days before I found this, and they are the only local distributors.
This brown pounded a tiny black nymph and gave me a run for my money. Nice shoulders. First time I can remember having the river to myself in weeks.
The ugliest crawdad pattern you'll see. At some point I inherited this dastardly looking thing. I am a firm believer in the "ug" factor. Fooled the healthy bow below, whom had me fooled that she was a much bigger brown.
Dave Hamel is a good dude of Pyramid Cutthroat fame. We met up to hit the Truckee and had a productive morning. After resting a run below us that was pounded for quite a while by a guy on the opposite bank, Dave found this gorgeous brown. Congrats on the recent engagement Dave.
My favorite midge pattern these days and a few other shots for my kids to Google in a decade.