Over the past weekend I went to a new area of the 50-80 gap, and found some pretty cool things. Using the 1wt I found lots of willing small rainbows, as well as a few small browns. I hiked up the the big tank depicted in the picture above, and found a nice bow sitting on the surface actively eating small emerging mayflies.
Sitting well above the fish, probably 30 feet, I laid my offering down on the surface and he ate my pheasant nymph. Fought him all the way back down the where the pool tailed out and landed him. A beautiful back country rainbow.
A few minutes later, I made my way another 50 feet up the ridge, and spotted a nice brown cruising the pool. After putting her off with my first cast, a intercepted her path by casting ahead, missile lock came on and up from the depths she rocketed to attack my foam stone!
Same plan as with the last fish, and I got her to hand!
All in all a good day in the back country!
Will be headed that way after I get through class on Thursday.