We walked into the fly shop closes to where we were staying and it was good luck because the people at the Sweetwater fly shop turned out to be not only a great fly shop and guide business, they have a drift boat that was wheelchair friendly and a guide Beau that had fished with wheelchair anglers before, it was all coming together.This gave us great confidence that Adams first trip in a drift boat would be an event to be remembered.
The morning of the drift was completely different than the weather of all the previous day's it had gone from being hot and dry to cool and grey with some rain, good trout weather ??.
We meet the guides at the fly shop, sorted out lunches, loaded into the trucks and headed out of town to the put in spot, which for today was up river at" Point of Rocks".
The day was spent fishing to banks,through runs always searching the water with streamers,dries and or nymphs.
The trick is to cast, mend the have the fly drift or worked at the pace of the drift boat.
Adam quickly became the "Mountain Whitefish" champ but it taught him to follow the indicator, and set when told, this paid off when he connected with and landed his first ever Brown trout,very cool.
Christine was working hard from the back of the drift boat but over the day Christine chalked up some nice cutthroat trout the odd whitefish and her first Brown as well, this was turning into great day.
My day with Vern could not have been better a few cutthroats two nice Brown trout and lots of new techniques all while drifting a great river with ever changing scenery pretty magical when the whole families involved.
The big take away item was changing the rig via multiple rods to suit the location, and fish every location thoroughly and if the presentation was good a take followed, the day came with a great lunch at a half way on a gravel bar.
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