I've been hitting the brookie lakes early in the day as opposed to the afternoons when I would normally go at this time of year . Even in the later afternoon, there have been few boatman seen. Normally they would be coming off in droves, sending the trout into a feeding frenzy.
Our rainbow lakes have been slow this year. We may be having trouble with the new triploids they are stocking. I hope to have more information on this soon.
The other day, I lost a very large brookie in a small lake. Theory holds that there is always a "king fish" in every lake. I got to see one!
Orange Hammills Killer is the fly in the picture. Dropper fly was only a foot from the fly line. You do not have to have long leaders.