First real day back in the home waters and I got skunked. Big time. It was unusually hot, like 94F summery hot (if you didn't get the memo, spring started this week in Chicago) and I so badly wanted it to be awesome. Not at all. A single hit. Weeks of waiting. Zero.
The water is still pretty cold, very swift, and fish are tiny and on the bottom. So I fished with my Rinfu 35sr, a 9' -#3 level line with a 8" bit of red amnesia as a sighter and 3' of 7x tippet with a weighted killer bug on a #14. I did have a feeling with more practice and a longer line with one more color of a sighter (pink #2.5) it could we a wicked combination. I still need a bulky fly with a very small hook (#20>) that I can get down thru swift water.