So.... low snowpack = really low Tuolumne river. Fishing was still good though! Just a bit more challenging. Ditched the 6wt western rig as the Lyell fork was less than thigh deep in almost all of the places and just stuck with my Amago. My buddy started using my 12' Iwana the second day and ditched his 5wt setup and we were both into fish in the morning. Mostly 6" brook trout.
The smallest hook size i've got is 12, so nothing was really biting on anything I was showing. Or... they just didn't like my flies
I did get a nice 6" off of a killer bug dropper in one of the pools near the campground. I guess I should have taken pictures...
I had two western flies in a size 16 hook (i have no idea what they were or where I even got them), but those seemed to do the trick. The tiny white wings were basically gone after the first fish.
Did a hike up to the Gaylor Lakes on Monday, a nice little jaunt. You'd think there weren't any fish in there, but I was able to land this nice 9" just a little bit off shore, hiding behind a rock
The Gen 3 traditional TUSA line was the first traditional line I have fished with and it worked wonderfully. I'm not sure I want to go back to my level line now!