It's been a very busy last month and a half. I have been pretty busy doing classes and guide trips this summer. I spent the last two days in 11-Mile Canyon throwing hoppers and PMDs. My hopper/dropper class on Saturday was good and the guys who took it came away with a ton of new info. Some nice fish were landed even though 11-mile Canyon is not know as good hopper water. We even threw hoopers to rising fish eating tricos and hooked them! Today saw some beginners in the Orvis 201 class land some fish. At the end of the class, the fish were getting picky, but a PDM Ice Emerger did the trick and they walked away having learned a few new things today. I returned to the water by myself after the class to some "smooth" water. I tied on a parachutue PMD Emerger and proceeded to hook fish. I was using my new Hardy 8'10" 4 wt. Zenith Sintrix rod with a 12' leader and that thing is the real deal. It cast like a dream and has enough power to cast the distance and to turn over a long leader as well as handle the bigger fish when needed. It's been a great several weeks, but I am ready for some down time next weekend!