I took a fishing trip to Hokkaido on this Silver Week (5-day consecutive national holidays) with 2 fishing buddies. There were beautiful full bloom cosmos along the road.
I was assuming a autumnal fishing pattern. Last year I lost a big rainbow trout and I was hoping not to happen that again. I was trying for a fish chasing pink salmon with egg fly, but my 5 weight single hand rod was beaten. The fish was maybe 70cm and bigger. So I brought a bunch of egg flies this time, but there are no salmon run… OK, that's fishing.
The water level is also high, and I didn't know what to do… At 3 o'clock, mayflies suddenly started to hatch. It seemed to be a only chance. I decided to try double-hand wet fly fishing. I fished some spots, but caught just small ones. I remembered that last year one guy caught a big rainbow on size 10 wood duck mayfly wet.
My tackle system was: OH&D Double Hand Leader 14ft 0X + 1 meter of Misty Tippet 0X. Black lead fly + may fly dropper fly.
The mayfly trout fishing requires a very quiet casting. I was using reversed-hand casting technique.
The fly was slowly swinging. After I fished 10 meter down the river, the fly seemed to be snagged. Too heavy to be a fish. Pink Salmon? It suddendly made a dash. The reel rotates and I was reminded of last year. I saw a beautiful red band on the side.
I finally caught the fish. I was looking at the small wet fly on the mouth.