Thanks for the response. Good to know it wasn't all me! I was using a nymph with a strike indicator, and I'll admit I probably still didn't notice subtle strikes (I was ticking bottom a lot). My son was mostly using a dry (yellow #16) with no dropper. I should try that next time. My son is only 12 and two flies yields 4X line snarles
I'm still learning to read the water and find hiding places... so I'm sure that is 75% of the problem. Trout fishing on a fly rod is definitely an art, but the folks on this board always make it look easy!
BTW, I learn a lot from your posts! Thanks for sharing!