Spring, however, is trying to make a quick comeback here in Utah and some of our fishing spots are opening up, namely Big Cottonwood Canyon. The fishing on the creek was pretty good. We used a standard dry-dropper rig, a 16 Orange Stimulator and about sixteen inches behind that was an 18 Gunslinger. We got into both Brown and Rainbow Trout, primarily Rainbows though.
One of these Rainbows was our Moby Dick for this stretch of the creek. We have hooked in with this fish multiple times and it quickly puts a bend in our 3 weight rod and it quickly spits the fly. It's dark red lateral line standing out against its aged, brown body. Today we were lucky enough to feel it tug on our rod and we quickly set the hook. It had the rod bent and quickly swam into the log jam downstream. In between the submerged limbs it went and we thought we had lost him. Using the rod, we were able to guide him away from the obstacles and get him into our net.
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