I ran down to Paint Creek this morning. I finally was able to fish the section above the campground. I was the first one out and never ran into another person on the trail. I am getting better at spotting water that will hold fish with good feeding lanes. The three I saw from the trail all had fish. I also succeeded in not spooking the fish. I had 4 good hits but my skills with hook setting are still lacking. I leave too much slack in my line and get poor hook sets. I would have fished longer but needed to be home by 11:00
I was lucky enough to run into one other fly fisherman in the parking area as I returned. He was headed out and we chatted for a few minutes. He introduced himself as Hugh Hartsell. He gave me few few pointers and a hand tied fly and went off up the creek.