This is only my second year of flyfishing in the park, so I have much to learn. But up until yesterday, there was one piece of advice I had refused to listen to: be sneaky. Not that I splashed around and was loud, but I never did the hiding, staying low thing.
Yesterday, however, I decided to give it a try. I would scout the creek ahead to see where I next wanted to cast. I would then wade up to the spot and hunker over as I approached closer. Once I reached a good spot from which to cast, I would get on my knees, butt, or whatever was more convenient (I also did a lot of hiding behind large rocks), and I would cast from that position. I will admit I felt a bit crazy acting like a ninja while fishing, but man did it pay off.
I only fished for about 2 1/2 hours and brought 8 fish to hand, 5 of which were keepers, although I released them all. And, one of those 5 was the guy pictured below: my best rainbow in the park to date.
Now, it may be just a coincidence, as it could have been a good day regardless, but I will definitely be ninja fishing from here on out.