Chul brought a stomach pump to see what the fish were eating and he found out that the fish were consuming just about everything. Most flies were tan to olive colored from sizes 18 to 14 for the mayflies and larger stones were size 10 to 8. After a couple hours of dry fly fishing catching fish similar to teh previous day's, we decided to move further downstream to nymph the bigger fish.
Water downstream is faster, larger and more treacherous so I took each step carefully. We started at a big hole we were confident that held fish. None were willing to take my golden stone nor my two buck chuck fly dropper. Chul fishing at the end of the run managed one before moving further downstream. As I moved to him I saw a covey of mountain quail brood. It's nice to see the quail breeding despite the drought conditions.