Both flies had really great action on the water, but the Ska-opper is just sick. They both wake great and chug when pulled hard. The deer hair on the Ska-opper adds some great bubbles and bobbing that reminds me of exactly what a dying sunfish would do when I was a kid and let one go after hooking it too deep. Although, both the fish I caught came on the Gurgler, I'm planning on still messing around the Ska-opper because it just looks so good in the water.
The weather has been hot and muggy, we are well into summer now. The rivers are low and clear. I think big streamer fishing is over (unless we get a ton of rain) until the end of next month when the kings start to run. We did have a nice afternoon storm today. This bucket mouth (large mouth) was tight up against the shore when we went out today at around 8:30pm.