The fish bolted away quickly, and Eric and I took turns picking off fish until there were no more rising. The last fish in that spot was caught with Jacque’s Magic Fly, proving once again that it is a fly worth having. Eric also wanted a hero shot with a fish and his new Fishbone fly rod.
It wasn’t until late in the evening when we started seeing fish rising again. There was a nice baetis hatch popping off, so together Eric and I were switching our patterns to determine exactly what the fish were eating. We each caught a fish or two, but all on flies that only worked once… meaning we hadn’t solved the puzzle of the hatch. Eric hooked into a fish, and after he let it go, he hooked into another one almost immediately.