I had decided to go back to the Taylor River.
I was casting across the river trying to reach across where it was wide - standing in fast moving but shallow water - as far out as I could wade comfortably - and it was actually a little farther than that - but still having to make long casts with the five weight across the current to get to the edges- near the far bank, under a tree, by a depression - getting just enough of a float -- and then, I had one - I felt the fish pull - I saw it get close - but pulling the line in - up river and across the wide fast water on the #16 barbless fly - each time, the fish set themselves free.
I first started fly fishing in NY state sometime around 1985 ... mostly I fish in the Snoqualmie Forks -- very small trout but very fun to catch and release. I'm pretty much a home river person - that being said I've had a few fishing adventures. Currently I'm trying some new places on both sides of the Cascades.