Having been a very we start to the trout season it was great to get out on some water that was at a fish-able height and clear enough to fish. Today I used my Vale Creek built James Green explorer rod,at 7 foot 9 inch this rod makes a great all round stream rod, although rated as a 4/5 I like it with a 3 weight line as well so I teamed it up with my VCR 321 reel and 406 Weight Forward fly line and 68 inch cutthroat leader tipped with 3 lb maxima ultra green tippet.
This little hen brown fell victim to a nicely presented geehi beetle place about 2 foot off the bank in a small pocket of slower running water see picture below. I was fishing a short line slowly up the bank no more than 6 foot of line at any time. The fish was back in the water in less than 60 seconds.
Thanks and happy fishing from the VCR crew