The disheartening part of the day was that I never saw any signs of them. The prior week there were boils, a couple of fish jumping and even a two swimming on the surface with their heads out of the water. None of this was evident on this day.
I did manage to take some shots of me casting. Casting large 7-8" flies even with an 9 or 11 wt all day means one really needs to be spot on with one's gear and technique. In terms of gear one needs to have properly lined rods in order to throw half chickens out there with any kind of distance. Technique wise you better know how to double haul and not be sloppy in your casting or else one will quickly burn out and not be able to put in the time that maybe necessary to land a fish.
One of the flies I was slinging all day.