Thanks for a great post. Looks like you picked a stream with not too much water which seems to be the toughest thing this Summer
. Thanks for all the kind words
, and I'm glad you learned something in our day on the stream. I know it was others like FcFly and Grampus Jim who are on this forum that really helped me out when I was first starting out, and I'm glad I could pay back some. Glad you catching some good numbers now
I bet if you can lengthen your cast a bit, crouch down a bit more to hide, and maybe get more comfortable with a dropper rig, you will be putting a REAL hurting on the fish.
You were doing a great job of keeping your line off the stream, and once you get better at reading the water your days will only get better and better