Don't ya just love fly fishing. every trip brings a new adventure. no harm is admitting all that. what X tippet were you using when he broke off and what did he hit? have you made a redemption reservation? glad the water wasn't that cold. i have had my waders full of water a couple of times. even with a wading staff i have managed to fall. not always in the summer time.
Anyone ever fish Dukes in the rain. Looks like it could be a wet afternoon fishing. I have had luck with Bass fishing in the rain. Did not know if trout fishing was the same with the trout liking to feed in the rain.