... on the East Fork of the Bitterroot this afternoon. Took the 12' Iwana which is better suited to what I had in mind.
Experimented with a big heavy nymph fished off a hombrew thread furled line / leader without an indicator. The line is a bright orange 12' 6" leader. Used about 4' of mono 5X. The fly was a heavily weighted size 6 4XL rubber legs stonefly nymph.
The casting wasn't particularly pretty - actually it was kind of laughable - but it did get the fly where I wanted it.
And the fly did its job attracting and hooking up with a 16" cuttbow which was easily handled and landed with the Iwana.
P.S. I'll add my thanks here for the new Forum.