RE:Summer Steelhead don't Hit Surface Flies???
Thought I would attempt to verify my findings last week. I had an afternoon meeting cancelled in our Vancouver Wa HQ. I had a couple of hours to waist and my gear was in my car and the rivers close. I laced up the 7136 with a blaze orange DT and knotted on the brown bomber. I swam the fly over some outstanding looking water with no results other than rising smolt.
The resent rains had thickened the flows and brought enough color to change the way the run fished. I went back through for a second pass to pass time or for fishing over those sunken boulder again? I am not sure. Third cast and I felt a "smolty" bump, then another, and another, suddenly the great white mouth appeared to take my bomber to the depths. I the buck for a couple of seconds before he cartwheeled to freedom, leaving me with the feeling he enjoyed it as much as I had.
Still thinking of the Thompson