I did a “guys fishing trip” to Yamsi Ranch to fish the Upper Williamson River in Southern Oregon 4 years ago. I was fishing a 7′ 6″ medium-fast action 5 wt Freestone Series bamboo rod this day. For this video, I set my video camera on a tripod and just set it to run. There was a great mahogany dun hatch going on, as well as hoppers everywhere. So, I was fishing a #12 flashback pheasant tail nymph as a dropper under my Dave’s Hopper pattern. It didn’t take long before a very large rainbow swallowed my nymph dropper and the fight was on. It took a while to get this big guy in so I’ve fast forwarded some of the video to get you to the end.