Let me first say that the J.R. has trout. Many many trout. Sometimes The J.R has almost too many trout, and their shear presence is a frustration to the angler. When is too many trout a problem? It's a problem when none of them eat. When you've spent a long day casting at trout and none of them want anything to do with your flies then you'd just assume rather not look at them because they suck. Sometimes I hate The J.R for this reason. Sometimes every angler does.
|A typical pod of rainbow trout hold under a fallen log in the JR. The trout in The JR like to hold near fallen timber so that the angler snags his flies on the timber and breaks his leaders|
I then spent a good hour casting over a nice pile of trout. Finally came a handsome rainbow on the same fuzzy wuzzy fly. A good looking fish. He put up a spirited battle for a small beast. But men don't really go to The J.R. to battle. They go to there to fool educated fish, thus proving that they are educated anglers.
|The author fooled this trout by repeatedly casting at a school of trout hundreds and hundreds of times until a dumb one finally bit.|
|This trout took a copper john that was 3 sizes too big for trout in this river. This shows that trout are unpredictable.|
|J.R. trout. Note the smaller brookies mixed in with the rainbows.|
|More trout holding in the J.R. Trout in The J.R. don't usually like artificial flies.|
|The trout looks at the author and smiles for the camera|