RE:Skykomish Report - Chasing those Early Natives
Followed up Brian's and my Friday trip with a Saturday float with my father-in-law. River was up a smidge from Friday's rain but not enough to make a difference. As we fished through Jack Daniels, a driftboat with two long-rodders worked through IRS. One then pulled out and walked up to fish the upper water. A few minutes later he was hooting and hollering and into a fish. The fight was short and the fish won. We managed to go fishless until right before the take-out at Lewis Street where my Father-in-law tied into his first fish ever! Of course all the coaching on "set the hook and then let them run" was forgotten and he pinched the line to the cork and after 3 or so seconds of thrashing the surface, the fish left with the fly. I told him not to worry, I doubted there was anyone out there that had not done something similar. (I think back to the Snake fish that woke me out of a daydream and startled me so bad I broke him off on the hookset.)
May the rain gods be generous!!!