That's what I love about you Chuck. Always praising, complimenting and encouraging your friends and fellow fisherman. Your incredible hospitality and the effort you put into helping other fisherman be successful is to be admired.
What an absolutely incredible day of fishing. One of the greatest ever
There was one point during the day that I found a colony of redbreast that were all in that half pound range. They were against the bank in the roots under the branches of a small tree. It was a moment that really makes fly fishing special. The joy of target casting a popper into a difficult spot and then seeing a fish smash it. Even when they miss it your heart speeds up. I stood in that one spot and caught about 20 before moving on.
I learned an incredible amount about Rios as well. I learned I need to fish them more like I do a bluegill vs. what I do for sunfish. Slightly smaller flies, but in general, the same patterns. Briminators and slightly smaller poppers worked the best for me, just like they do for bluegill.
I also got to tour the Dewey estate and see all those magnificent fish mounts, awards and other memorabilia associated with the 289 records Chuck holds. Absolutely incredible!!!!!!
Thanks Chuck, I can't wait for the next time.