I was able to take another on the Mickey Finn, and then the fly for some unknown reason died. I fished it for a good half hour with out a strike.
I tied on a Crowningshield dry and cast to a large boulder near the shore. There was a deep drop off and it just looked fishy. The fly hit the water and was stationary and motionless when suddenly a fish rose and was hooked. As I brought the fish in I could see it was a small brown trout, about 4 inches. Reaching down I placed my hand under it....gone. I did manage to catch several of these guys with there awesome red eyes.
This area produced a lot of fish. There were several fish that were very nice and several that were spectacular. What clarity.
The best producing dry fly was the Bomber. The smallies loved it.
West Branch smallmouth, a Bomber and a glass 3wt.
Lots of these on dry flies.
That's not pond scum, that's a reflection of the tree lined shore in a crystal clear lake.
The West Branch small mouths also loved the BA Caddis.