Ended up catching 3 today on the Chatooga DH section. The fish in the pic was the final fish of the day! Caught all 3 on a size 14 egg. The fellow that took me caught a couple on a Pat Rubber Leg and a Flashback PT.
Congrats on your first! It is a slippery slope from here!
The toog is my favorite DH. I'm better at fishing pocket water type streams, but I really love the toog for it's own reasons. There is just something about hiking along the river on a sunny day and seeing that clear water over the green bottom. It is one of the prettiest rivers in the world to me!