You’re probably right. I also will blam at least 2 of the fish lost (if not more) on my stupidity
Heck, sometimes it is just how the cookie crumbles. Maybe the fish weren’t committing to the bug. Hard saying.
If it’s not a secret, what flies did you use?
I was using mostly a copper John but also got some bites on a hares ear
They were both jig nymphs of course.
Standard copper? I used a lot of red and black too. Chartreuse and blue sometimes. I always loved John Barr’s bugs. He’s one of my favorite designers. Barr Emergers and Graphic Caddis always had several rows in my boxes, and I mostly fished my own patterns. They are just too good not to fish.
I agree with you here, they were green copper johns.
Nice catch! I need to get out soon and do the same. Kids keeping me busy.
Bama Creek Bum
No doubt Brook Trout are the most beautiful trout.