The big secret

Dunsmuir –
I was going through leader like English teachers go through coffee. The Fly Shop in Redding recommended birds nests, Jimmy legs and some may fly nymphs which got me into some fish the first two days. But during a dry spell I figured it was the fly. I went through just about everything in the box fishing nothing long and spending most of my time standing on the edge of the water tying knots. I sat down, took a few moments and decided I was going to fish a birds nest off a Jimmy legs the rest of the morning. With the worry it was the wrong fly gone I was focused on fishing better. Within 30 minutes I had 3 fish. Two on the birds nest and a footlong rainbow on the Jimmy legs. There difference was how I fished. I made good casts, drag free drifts, paid attention to the water and what I was fishing rather than what I should change to. I am now rewarding myself with a burger at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works before another afternoon fishing and night in a tent. I recommend the burger with mozzarella and avocado.

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