Early summer evenings are the best. Smolt are beginning their migration downstream and rainbows stack up gorging on their way to spawn. A couple evenings of after work fishing getting home at 1 am are so nice after the winter.
broke the cherry on the new two hander
things were about to get real
I hooked up gained a bunch of line, and lost it all... on a 12.5ft 6 wt a fish that can do that is serious, I was kinda thinking it might be an early king... Which wasn't totally out of the question...
turns out it was this
since the spot was big enough for one person, I handed off the rod and my buddy hauled in this beast