Woke up to the alarm this morning and tried to see what the weather was like as best I could without leaving the bed. I contemplated not even bothering, but I got myself up, peaked outside, and realized it was clear, and at worst a little breezy. I headed to a local beach, not expecting much more than to try out my new switch rod. I haven't made it over to the other side of the sound to find better SRC fishing yet, so the lack of bites has been a bit frustrating. I showed up to the beach with just enough time to get rigged up and be casting a bit before the high. The 100% chance of rain and 22 mph gusts were not around and it was just plain gorgeous out. Water was looking really good too. Clear, high, and with a good bit of current. I worked my way down and looked for some seams or calm water amongst the chop. The wing was around, but it was a South wind, and the Echo SR handled it nicely, even though it was underlined (new lines are on my Christmas list). I tried a few different flies, and made my way around the beach, but wasn't getting any love. I swapped over to a new pattern I had seen on here, which is the only thing I've gotten a bite on so far in the salt(little 10" rezzie). I worked my way back up the beach and tried in a slightly calmer area just around the bend from all the chop and current. Right after my first cast I see a nice little searun leap into the air. I cast over to it, but no luck. Oh well, at least there's some life. I make a few more casts into the area, and I stepped back to the beach a bit to not get too far out. I switch up my retrieve, thinking big long sweeps will work better with this fly. Sure enough, this ends up getting some attention, and I get slammed! By the way he's rolling and flopping, I think it's a rezzie, but then realize its a SRC! And not a bad sized one either! I was super stoked to have finally connected with one, and have it not be a dink, and have it happen at one of my local beaches that I was starting to lose hope in. Just plain awesome. I get him back quickly, and make another cast and just repeat what I was doing, and... BAM! Another SRC slams the fly. This one is a bit smaller, but goes ballistic and puts up a great tussle . Another beautiful searun. I tried for a bit longer, but that was it. What an awesome morning, and what an awesome way to break in a new rod and fly.