I spent a great day on the river with my friend Dave Maynard … water was high and dirty, but we still caught our share. We were in that zone where we knew conditions were tough … so what happened, happened, and how it happened was most important. The how days are my favorites now.

What defines a good day on the river for you? How many fish you catch, how you hook ’em, or how they eat? In other words, would you trade 25 landed fish on nymphs for 5 classic “eats” on dries? Would you rather rip streamers and get bit a few times (with dramatic effect), or is success ultimately measured by the number of fish you put in the net?