There was absolutely no way to retrieve a streamer or work a set of wet flies with out fouling on the debris floating down stream. By picking out current seams out of the main flow you could find clearer water and willing fish. But since these were not prime lies the fish were smaller. I did get smashed by one bruiser of a brown trout as he grabbed a 10" rainbow I had hooked. The fish had fought it's way into a deeper pool and the brown came up to eat. It chased that fish right up to my feet and just waited there for almost a minute. I could have touched him with the tip of my rod. I guess he could not figure out where his lunch went and was expecting it would scoot out from some unseen hiding place. I tossed the rainbow back into another current seam and hoped he made it back to the safety of shallow water. The day produced loads of fish but nothing bigger than 12".
Winged wets proved more successful than soft hackles. Due to the leaves in the water my usual soft hackle presentations were out of the question. So it was short casts to small sections of open water and a hand twist retrieve of the flies. The winged wet fly presented a better profile under these conditions. Drab colors with some flash seemed to work the best.