Notes on the Fly
Two things I love about tributary fishing together in one photograph...
The Jumbo John is a John Barr classic that can influence even the most picky lake run fish. It is a little more involved than I would like for a fly that is almost certain to get lost in the bottom debris or in the mouth of an angry fish, so I put my personal touch on the pattern which simplified things slightly (see picture or comment for more details). Use this fly when nothing else is working, and pray it goes back in the box when your done.
The Lamson Velocity 2 is my new reel for this lake run season and so far I like it. The drag is smooth and for a large arbor it holds plenty of backing.