I didn't think we'd be headed back there again but the reports keep coming in that larger fish are now in the reservoir... and sure enough, the average size of the trout John, Jay and I caught where in the 14-inch range. No steelhead this time but the trout were larger and we all did well so we had a good time. It was a cloudy day with the air temps in the 60s so it was perfect for stillwater flyfishing. The three of us, as usual, were using the full fast sinking lines. But I'm having problems with my sinking lines breaking. This time, I was stripping line off my reel and about 5 feet of the tip section broke off... and no, it had nothing to do with a cigar this time because I wasn't smoking one at the time and the break was clean. It simply snapped. Very odd. The line isn't that old and certainly shows very little wear. I tied a leader on the remainder of the line and it worked just as well as it did with the extra 5 feet so no harm done... I guess. The crowds were nil. Hardly anyone else was fishing but there were still a lot of trout remaining in the lake. It wasn't easy fishing but we caught fish at a fairly constant rate to keep us happy. Jay with a fish on: John with a fish on: A couple of the ones I caught: 95% of the trout we caught were with a Woolly Adams. There were a lot of short strikes but if you changed up the speed of the retrieve, you could entice the trout to eat the pattern. As I almost always us a two pattern presentation, it is possible to catch two trout at the same time. Which I did. One of these took the Woolly Adams the other took an experimental olive colored pattern I'm still working on. Landing both these trout at the same time was a chore. The larger one was in the 16-17 inch range: So, it was a good day... other than breaking a fly line... again. BTW: I caught the most trout for the day and my catch rate went up drastically when I finally lit up a cigar... dispelling any notion that smoking a cigar while flyfishing has a negative effect on your catch rate As a side note: I tried a tactic that has been working for Jay and it also worked for me. You let out almost all of your sinking like until there is nothing remaining on your reel other than the backing. Then you troll around and strip in line, then let it out. If you got a short strike, which I did, I'd very the speed of the retrieve until the trout finally ate the fly. Plus, another technique I used to catch some fish is one that I know works but it's so odd for flyfishing that I seldom use it -- even when it works. You simply let out all of your sinking line and then rapidly reel it in. I caught two trout one after the other using this technique but decided it was too much work to let out all your line, reel it all back in and then let it all out again.... Besides, the technique reminds me too much of spin fishing with lures... however, if no other presentation would have worked, I would have continued to use it.