Some fisheries can be downright intimidating. The current river we're camped on defines this for me. Many fisheries are intimidating right off the bat just due to newness. Figuring out where to fish is just the start. When dealing with a large river you also may question your casting skills and think you must boom out spey casts to even stand a chance.
The best way to deal with this is just to head out and fish. You may pick some crappy water and make some terrible casts but the only way to beat intimidation is to just get on the water. A fish finally boiled on a muddler and came back to a smaller muddler about ten feet down the run.
With the pressure off the rest of the trip was spent at a relaxing pace checking out new runs and rivers. No earth shattering fishing, but enough fish boiling at waked muddlers to keep me on my toes.
A great trip back to the Pacific Northwest. The saltwater fishing may have been poorer than expected but the renewal of a love affair with summer steelhead made up for it. We are already planning on coming back in 2015.
Next up I'll be trying to catch some warmwater species on our travels to Tennessee.