Ordered a new 2wt rod this morning so I figured I better go do some exploring to have a few new places to go when the rod arrives. Spent a bit using google maps and my gazetteer to find a spot that looked promising up high on the south fork snoqualmie. Sorry for the cell phone pics, but I didn't want to try this hike for the first time with a DSLR dangling from my neck. Overall, this was the best day that I can remember on the forks out of the last few dozen times I've been up there. I parked and then hiked a good 2 miles when I was finally able to find what I had been looking for. Google maps didn't let me down this time. I was able to scamper down to this beaver pond/feeder creek and make my way to the river: View attachment 30334 I didn't get a chance to cast in this pond as my 9ft 5wt was just too bulky to work within the brush -- hopefully my 7'10" 2wt will help with that next week. I did spot a few fish that I somehow didn't spook: View attachment 30342 When I finally got to the river after working around this pond it was like I found paradise. View attachment 30335 View attachment 30338 View attachment 30339 I was only able to fish for a couple hours but was rewarded with some nice fish. I lost about a half dozen flies trying to get fancy with some casts around the logs but it was worth it. It just made me that much more excited for my small 2wt as I will be able to be more accurate at shorter distances. I only took a picture of the first fish I caught as I nearly dropped my phone and got nervous to bring it back out after that. View attachment 30341 I didn't catch any mosters but each fish aggressively took a dry fly which is always a blast. There were so many deeper pools around the countless log jams that I feel there could be some snoqualmie hogs (12"+) in a few of them as the pressure at this spot must be much less than other spots. Overall today was awesome. I set out pretty skeptical and prepared for a tiring hike with no reward. Turns out I found an amazing spot that I can't wait to go back to. The hike was more than worth it. I've started steelheading this summer which has been a blast but there simply is nothing better than putting in work to find a sweet stretch of lightly pressured trout water. You just can't beat this time of year in the PNW.