Editor’s note: This piece is the final part of a four-part narrative published in weekly installments. The first piece in the series can be found here.
There’s something special about shore lunch. Something about the locale makes the food tastier and the drinks colder and more refreshing. That sensation is only enhanced if the day has been full of big, beautiful fish.
After lunch, we started off with streamers. We prospected the banks for big fish that would crush an easy target. We landed cast after cast tight to the bank, but found no players.
We switched back to a nymph setup as we rolled back into a prime run. We had taken most of our fish on a pink worm, so we decided to try a purple worm.
This switch is often made by guides who want to prepare for a day ahead of them. A guide who has a day set up with a less experienced angler, for example, will be able to save the day with bait they’ve tested the day before.