I hit a familiar spot at the Millers. The rainbows there were amenable but much more selective than the two previous times. My Perdigón flies didn’t work. Nor did streamers or soft hackles. I think they’ve seen them too often. So, I rotated through other flies. Like all highly-pressured trout, their takes on nymphs were
I spent two half-days fishing the Millers. The river is at a decent level, and loads of fish were around, both newly-stocked and ones that survived the summer. I landed dozens each time. It was particularly fun to see some very dark rainbows. I wonder how long it takes for trout to shed their silvery
With water levels back up from the recent rain, I fished the Millers for about four hours. Particular runs were again in “full bloom,” and there were many bugs everywhere. The water was a refreshing 62 °F. With the water up again, I didn’t have to be so stealthy in approaching the fish. Went 11-for-14.
It was a weird morning at the Millers. With the river low, the fish weren’t in their usual spots. I guess they’re roving. So, I explored a bit. Also, maybe because they’re more seasoned or somewhat wary because of the low water level, but I found them very picky regarding flies and how they wanted