I had three very cool things happen to me.
-After dinner Friday evening, I told my wife I was gonna go wet my fishing line for a few minutes before campfire time with the kids. I couldn't really go too far from the site so I was still in the thick of the campground (E/F loop). At almost exactly 8:30, I notice tens of thousands of little yellow flies all over the water and in the air. The fish were all over it. I went back the next night at the same time and it happened again but this time there were prolly twice as many flies in the air. I saw fish not only rising but jumping out of the water...it was so cool. I was amazed at how many bugs were in the air and in my face. It happened on Sunday night too at the same time but there wasn't nearly as many flies coming out as the previous two nights.
-On Saturday evening about 8:20 pm, as I'm walking back to this little run I pulled a fish out of earlier, I cross paths on the river with two elderly gentlemen in waders. One of them was smoking a pipe that smelled really good. They asked if I did any good and I replied "Does a chub count as not getting skunked?" They both laughed and one of the guys said "Let me give you fly to help you out. The hatch is about to happen and they will tear this up." He gave me a bright yellow parachute adams and said they were off to fish above the bridge. I thought that was a very cool gesture to help out this newbie. If you guys are out there, thanks.
-Had some great times with my wife and sons...and even managed to bring a few small rainbows to hand in the campground when I could sneak away. I imagine that the fish in the campground have had just about everything thrown at them including salmon eggs, rooster tails, bread, corn, etc.