My latest outing on the river was pretty good I’d say. I caught one very small smallmouth but it felt good to know I caught an actual game fish on the fly. I was fishing the same river I fished in my last journal. This time, a week later, the water level had increased and since I didn’t have my chest waders, only hip waders I couldn’t go as far into the middle. This was a bit of a problem because I couldn’t overhand cast into the deeper water since there were trees and bushes behind me. At first this was a problem to me but I soon realized it was an opportunity. This was a perfect time to practise my roll cast. So that is what I did, I basically spent the whole time roll casting into the deeper water. I improved quite a bit, in that regard which made me grateful for the problem that arose. That is what fishing is all about making the best of unpredictable problems such as fluctuation in water levels.
Fly Fishing Journal Part Six