It’s a common phenomena that the first few casts will get you fish and thereafter all action ceases. The fish have either understood what you are up to or then just decided to move away. This move away is more applicable where the water is shallow and the fish can not find safe hiding places like in the depths. They may also seek safe hiding places amongst the boulders or the cuttings in the mountain side. So either you wait half a day or more for the action to restart or then you move along with the fish downstream.
The float tube is a beautiful device to enable you to follow fish as also explore the sides of the mountain/hill where you just can’t reach. You have to plan it all – how will you land the fish-how will you Anchor them to the float tube - how will you stop a joy ride which is what you get when you are on to a big one -and in all this fun and adventure will you be able to paddle upstream or then be wise to carry a pair of Nike sandals floating beside you(you can see them below the landing net-in the pics) to somehow get out either when the cramps come in or when the water begins to move too fast either due to narrowing or due to rain above.
Do a dry run sitting in the float tube in your living room on something like a peg table, and make all the attachments you will need and put them in appropriate pockets.Other than your self anchor everything to the float tube. The last addition I made was an anchor and a rope to anchor the float tube to the bottom /or with some tree or bush on the side in swift flowing water. It is better to be in pairs for safety – n - that’s also the psyche of the fish –safety in numbers.
On this last trip I was reminded of the old movie “Blow Hot Blow Cold” Waist down or say half belly down you are cold and above the sun sozzles you. However you remain cool overall. Beer before and after makes the going even better.
The float tube straps on to the back and is easily carried. To avoid cramps -do up you leg muscles on a cycle – which should have a fix wheel and your practice is paddling backwards with half brake applied.
You will get all the hits possible when fishing in where no one has been. You will find a lot of snakes where humans do not go – they watch you-but are harmless .It was a great Day !
Pics below show the river/stream –the float tube
Tight Lines - I had some of the best fun -pray the same for you
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