On the first fishing day of the trip it was obvious where
we would fish, the spot where the fish had been spotted
on the previous day.
The pool with the fish was however to small to be hammered
by two people so I told my buddy he could have a go
at the good spot.

I had to move downstream and the spots I came across
did not hold any of the big fish we had seen upstream.
After a while I did manage to catch a tiny brown trout
so the ice was broken.

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Further downstream I knew that a few nice pools where located
that used to boast a lot of trout in the past.
On our scouting trip the day before the place was however
full of bathers so I expected not to much from that place.
I spotted a few trout in the pool and managed to catch one
of them - the trout where getting bigger.

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The next spot on the list was the so called canyon where
the river boasted some nice deep pools.
The place looked fantastic, bathers where not to be seen so
there had to be some fish around.

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Things where going great in the canyon and so time flew by.
It was also very hot outside and the horse flies where pretty much
getting to me.
We got together again in the afternoon and traded places.
Now I had a go at the trout, my friend told that he had only gotten
a few fish out of the stack as they seemed to be very picky.

I noticed that the trout where taking something in the surface
but I had no clue what they where taking.
My attempts to serve them a dry fly where in vain.
Maybe a streamer pattern would do the trick then.
When the streamer landed at the head of the pool the effect was
instant, the trout raced behind the streamer and grabbed it
without hesitation.

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The skies started to darken and before we knew it the promised
rain began to fall.
Unpleasant was the fact that there was also thunder and lightning
so we headed for the safety of the car as it rained cats and dogs.
It was late in the afternoon and we where not ready to call it a
day so we headed for our hotel for a break to see how the
weather would develop.
It continued raining so we decided to head into town for dinner
at an Italian restaurant.

During dinner we looked at the sky and for a moment we believed
the skies would clear but it was just a pause for even more
rain.
The lightning had gone however so after dinner we headed back to
our fishing spot and started fishing in the driving rain.
The river had risen slightly but fish where still eagerly
taking flies.

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Late in the evening the rain stopped, even a rainbow appeared
in the sky.
Fish where still rising during all this time and later at near
dusk I started fishing a small segde.
Now the trout would take the larger patterns with gusto.
When I finally could not see the fly anymore I knew it was time
to stop.

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So this was the first day of the trout, tons of fish where
caught and the conditions where just great.