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I handed it over to him, and gave him a quick run-through on how to lead his fly and detect a strike. Ryan caught on much quicker than I, and was immediately into a fish. Ryan lit up with excitement as he brought in the eight-inch rainbow trout that broke the curse.
Every once in a while we all deserve days like this, where it seems like you can do no wrong. The jig-hook flies were preforming well, and the fish were all so very hungry. With the warmer weather, I was able to try out my new underwater camera. With over twenty shots of a fish underwater, this was the only one that turned out; I guess underwater photography is not my strong suit.
Not using an indicator has completely changed my view on nymphing techniques. Euro nymphing seems to make the angler more involved in the process of nymphing, and there is little to no “real” casting involved. Lets just say that it can be ridiculously effective for an anglers that is willing to give it a try.
Ryan had caught so many fish at this point, that he changed his fly to a little streamer and caught a brown trout. Though Euro nymphing was affective, Ryan is a streamer fisherman at heart. He ended the day bringing in some rainbow trout, white fish, and an aggressive brown trout that shattered the Spillers curse, making it a phenomenal day on the Boise River.