Stop reading if you are going to get butt hurt for wasting your precious time...for those with a moment to spare, read on if you like. Met up with a forum member at a local lake today. Fairly cold, little to no wind, but the water was cold enough to freeze the feet. "Peeing Ice Cubes" was heard a time or two. It was quite a trek for him, he worked through the night, got off early and took one of those big white and green boats to the west side. There were a couple of other guys already there, and they were killing them all day long on the secret color. I fished the secret color, a few misses, nary a hook embedded into a fish. I switched to another formerly trusted color, same with the misses only. I switched again, same story through just about all the standard flies that I've used here with success. I tried all three lines, F, I, S and all I got was strikes with no hookups. :hmmm: There were some rises making me think the fish were pretty active, and the two guys who obviously know what they are doing had stretched lines and bent rods almost all day long. They each also missed a bunch they said, maybe 30 or more but each had hooked up with and brought at least a dozen to hand. I've been skunked before, but not so normally when others are hooking up like that. :beathead: I've never been an ego maniac fisherman, but I got humbled even more today. It still was a great day to fish, and it was only my second day on the water so far this year, so I think you can tell I'm not actually complaining. Fortunately the distant traveller got into a few, slimed his hands up a bit and his smile was on his face every time I could see it around the sides of his hood. We both left at about the same time, it was great meeting another member and I'm hopeful we'll fish again.:thumb: That is all, you can go back to doing something much more productive.