Re: Results for my Labor Day weekend
I am glad you had a nice trip to the park. I always carry a stream thermometer and check the water temps in the current freqently. The water temps around Metcalf have been running to high for me to fish those areas over the last couple of months. I have been fishing areas where the water stays between 58-62 degrees F. That is probably the main reason for sluggish fishing below Elkmont. The next time the fish seem to slap at your fly and you have trouble hooking up, bend the gape of the hook slightly to one side of the fly and make sure the fly stays sharp. I have gotten frustrated with missing fish
before and it was because the hookpoint had dulled somwhat from ticking rocks or snagging on limbs.