This year river trouting not as productive as the year before which was not as productive as the year before blah blah.
Altho 2" twitch softies remain effective 1" black & light gray mink ties on 1/16 #6 ball heads are better at sticking 10-12" dinks which are now appreciated since the bigger fish are few and far between. And, the tiny jigs will still entice bites from the hard to find biguns, yesterday lucky catches 7, 8, & 9#.
All released of course, likely future victims of meathead poachers. They trespass on private land and ignore the one fish 16" & over limit.
With few big fish around back to enjoying downsizing gear from 8# to 4# Power Pro red braid with 4# clear leader enabling farther casts and better handling on lighter line.
With an annoying amount of jig fouling broken drift weed bladed jigs are not an option & the bite on plain ties seems satisfactory.