So today I loaded up the pontoon and thought I'de try my luck at deer creek. Things went well until I got there. The valve on one of my toons was stuck and I couldn't fix it. So I fished the dock down by sailboat beach. Conditions looked prime. A patch of ice was in the arm, and the lake was calm. The casts were perfect but I guess they didn't want what i was offering. So i packed up and thought i'de fish the river on the way home. As I hiked to the river and opened my vest to get my dry fly line out, I realized I left it at home. :twisted: So I wasted my time trying the river w/ the sinking line. I gave it an honest effort though for an hour or two but no luck. Packed the bags, fished UL on the way home and finally got my line stretched through a little ice.