The trout fishing tended to be a little streaky, though there
were plenty of trout this day. We would go stretches of 1/4
- 1/2 mile or so with nothing - then all of a sudden every cast
was a trout strike. In Clint's orientation talk to the guests
at dinner the night before, he said that if we could get around
a 50% strike to land ratio with the mouse, we would be doing
very good. The first day I was on fire, my ratio was about 80%
and I was thinking this was not so hard... but like baseball,
the percentages caught up with me. Day 2 - at lunch time I was
hitting about 25%. These fish can humble an angler very quickly.
Maybe I was trying too hard - not keeping my eye on the ball.
Overconfidence, lack of concentration, just plain old bad luck...
I had it all. After lunch I settled down and I started catching
them again - I was getting worried - I thought I had lost my
Susan was doing much better - she would mouse for a while,
then she would use a flesh/egg pattern - she was really killing
them on an olive Sculpin - that looked kind of like a drowned
rat to me. Whatever it looked like to the trout - they were
very aggressive to it. We were not really counting how many
trout we caught, but trying more for a general idea. It appeared
she was landing more than me, but that was fine - I wanted to
take some trout photos, so it worked out well. There were plenty
of trout to go around.