After a few days of tiring legwork and mild frustration with the elk, I paused my cow elk hunt for one morning to recharge my batteries with some light trout fishing. I caught quite a few mid-sized cutthroat in a few hours of moderate action, then drove back to the elk woods to pack camp into a new spot in the evening.
On the way to my first elk hunt in Wyoming, I planned a morning stopover along the Henry's Fork of the Snake. I figured there wouldn't be much hatch activity, and I wanted to try something new anyway, so I skipped the famous Harriman Ranch section where I normally fish (and collect bugs), and I explored some new water farther downstream, in a place that took some hiking to reach. I brought rods to fish streamers and nymphs, and both were effective.