Crescent H, Day Two

September 21, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Yesterday we floated the Snake River from Wilson to South Park, a distance of around 13 miles from north to south. The weather forecast called for snow, but the morning ended up being gray with only light spinkles and there were a fair amount of bugs — BWOs, mahogany duns, assorted and sundry other small bugs. We had excellent fishing — though mostly small fish with a couple of sixteen-inchers in the mix — before lunch, when the weather cleared just before changing. The afternoon was cold and blustery and the fishing slowed considerably. That gave me an excuse to switch to a big hairy streamer, and I can now report that yes, you can cast large amounts of rabbit fur and lead with the new Sage Z-Axis 4-weight (even if your arm will not thank you for it).