The past several weeks of afternoon thunderstorms and raging muddy rivers have kept me off the warm water rivers. I was finally able to find a spot where the river was wadable and clear enough to spend a few hours after work. The bass would not take topwater offerings but a heavy hellgramite pattern produced a few dead drifting through a deep hole.
nothing bigger than 16" but great fun.

As always, you can find the redbreast willing to eat.
They love the Tokyo spider Kent showed me at Troutfest. I've been tying alot of them.