I scouted some new water the other day and it looked promising. Marine layer was thick this morning and didn't lift until after 10am. Got on the creek about 11 and had a couple of shots right off the bat. Both refused. Ended up getting two or three more quality shots and they all refused a ssmall Eagans stand up type bonefish fly that has been so good on this creek more up stream. Water is real clear and low. Droped down to 6lb flouro and switched to a Hex Nymph fly called "Carp Hex". First time I have fished this fly and they seemed to like it. It has a nice slow fall and rides hook up not picking weeds or hang up moss much for a lead eye bug. Its easy to see and fishes like a much lighter fly. I like it. The picture of fly does not represent it well. Go here if you want to see what it looks dry.
So anyway, that fly did the the trick. Next shot grabed and broke me off on the first looooong run. Thats happened a lot to me lately and is really pissing me off. I get rewarded with another shot and it pounced the hex fly like the first, and we were off and running again. Everything stayed together this time and it was a nice fish about 5lbs. A super strong fish for the size. These particular fish are in the spawn mode and tough to feed. Not to mention the steep banks and growth makes it tough to put it on em. Spotted a Nice Goldfish tailing but would not look at anything I cast.