Yesterday was an awesome day. Decided to hit Pass Lake.... after much debate all week to going to Lone (fairy fee was the deal breaker) Pass it was. Left the house and got out there around 8 or so. Only one other person out there. The weather was awesome but windy and cold.... made the hands cold quick. Loaded up and launched out there. Got hung up a few times and landed some fish too which was nice. I learned to work some structure a little too and had some fun with my intermediate line.... I have only used it once before. I met some great people out there. Loren and his friend came out to brave the cold wind. Loren bought my ranzetti and his eyes glowed up when he saw it... like a kid in a candy shop going for the good stuff! They left soon after (I dont blame then... it was windy and cold). Met mary out there too. Thank you for the flies by the way. I want to learn to tie the brown one. When I changed flies, I went with that one and hooked into a fish immediately. Islander Steve came out there to try out the renegade and he is now the proud new owner of the sweet renegade. I hope you love it. I ended up using my fins today. Been shying away from them for a while thinking my oars are all I needed but I was dead wrong. Its nice to be able to manouver with the fins. especially when it is windy and your playing a fish or changing out the line or flies. Its amazing how much the wind moves you across the water... really fast. You change out a fly and before your know it, you moved soo far away and are like "shit... I just covered that area". I learned a lot today and learned some things I need to work on. A few questions for your all that I would like your opinions on: 1) Browns vs rainbows: do browns work the bottom more vs the rainbows? Do you think there is a technique difference with the browns versus rainbows? 2) When using a sinking line, do I want the leader and tippet to be long? How long of a leader and how long of a tippet? I ask because I have only used my intermediate once and I have no clue what I am doing (but having a hell of a good time) 3) How do you work an area that has many logs down? Seems like I got caught up a lot today. Then after Pass Lake..... ..... it was time to head home, unload, tie my steelhead flies for the fly tying event at Jeffs house, load up and head out. I finished loading up and remembered that I lost Jeffs address and had to pm a lot of people to try to get it. Finally around 6 pm and I got it and headed out for Edmonds. We had a great time.... eating pizza... bsing a lot too. Thank you Jeff. Nice end to a wonderful day!