Tough Day on the Caney
Over the past two years, I've dropped bass fishing out of a kayak in favor of wading and fly fishing for trout.
I've gotten to the point where I can catch 20-30 fish on a good day on the Caney.
Well, the past few outings have been tougher (working harder for 5 - 10 fish). This past Monday I actually got skunked at Happy Hollow. That hasn't happened to me in a long, long time. Just about every other fly fisherman I spoke to was having similar trouble ("I've just about used every single fly I got in my box" was a common refrain). I didn't even see a lot of fish in the water.
I tried small midges (size 20) in zebra, olive, and red. I tried wooly buggers in olive, brown, and black.
Any suggestions on what I could try next (besides m80's)? I know presentation is key, but I wonder if I'm simply not throwing what they're eating.