Author: Will Rice
The first fish I hooked after a six mile bike ride up Waterton Canyon was a 13” or 14” rainbow that ate a red tungsten rojo midge. The fish took the fly in a small section of slower moving water right in front of a two foot waterfall. It first came toward me and then turned downstream just as quickly. I knew that if the fish went into the faster water and over the small falls it was game over – there would be no chase due to the large and loose rocks that surrounded me. I held the fish as best I could – it finally came up with a big head shake and spit my hook.