As I sat at my desk laying out this post, trying to put my thoughts down in words that would describe them. I looked at the cup of black hot coffee and realized how after these so many years how much this beverage means to me. A cup of strong "joe" in the AM and the cob webs in the brain start to fall apart, and clear thoughts start to appear. Such is the case today.
The "Housatonic Special" a simple bucktail pattern created by Walt Stockman. I saw the bucktail in "Forgotten Flies" and it looked to be a fly that a brown trout would show interest in. I have not fished it as of yet, but plan to soon.
A box of flies sits on a window sill. The warm sun shines on it. It is full of flies that bring trout that dwell in small streams to the surface. My thoughts are of such a day, a day which is months away.
Warm days, dry flies, and the wild brook trout that rise to them.
Thanks to......Black, hot, Nantucket Blend for making this possible.