I fished the pool a little longer with no luck before moving to the run above, where I caught a small stockie bow on a #18 BH flashback hare's ear before calling it a day. The biggest thing I noticed was that the water was a lot less turbid in the run above, which probably explained why the smaller dropper worked here rather than the large anchor. All in all, it was one of the slower days I've had so far this season but it felt satisfying to adapt to the current conditions and come away with a couple of nice fish.
With the water flows still up, keeping a dead drift was tough, especially with an indicator set up. I know in these instances, euro nymphing outshines all since nothing on the surface is dragging or pulling the flies out of the zone. If anyone knows a good euro nymphing set up or where to get started in building one, please let me know in the comments or via email. Thanks.