The thing with fishing on the drift is that one simply has to drop a team of nymphs overboard suspended beneath a hunk of bright coloured floating yarn (called an indicator), and then float over prospective water. It’s like flyfishing for dummies, just easier. When the indicator hesitates or dips, strike, just like I did as Zak and I were running a very for narrow glide on day four. The hook set into what felt like a lot of muscle, more muscle than there than there should have been for a smallmouth yellowfish, the usual suspect to snack on a Deep Nymph. But seeing the tip of my fly line doing a zigzag, I realized that I’d hooked a catfish. A six-weight fly rod is not designed to pull a catfish off the bottom where the entire Orange’s flow funnels through a gap a short cast wide. Imagine using your fly rod to pull your Kreepy Krauly off the bottom of the pool. Now imagine your pool is a thundering river. It sounds unlikely, but we won that tussle.
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