For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, March 29, 2013
That's what best describes the outing I had Wednesday. I arrived at the stream, the sun was shinning bright and the air temp was about 40. The past few nights were also decent with temps holding in the mid thirties. Armed with the new TQR 5ft 2wt and the first fly of the day, an Edson Tiger I started searching. Several drifts and a few places later I had my first response. The fish hit the fly hard and was on, then off....that was quick.
I continued to fish the streamer and it was not touched again. I noticed some small stone flies about and a few larger may flies dancing also. This was encouraging, but no rises.
I came upon this small trib to the stream I was fishing. Looking down into the water I observed some small trout and dace darting for cover. It was amazing to see them disappear in such scant conditions. They must learn quickly.
I tied on a dry fly just to see if there might be a taker. As the fly drifted just past the log entering the water a 5 inch guided missile launched and missed its target. Several more drifts later I finally had my first brookie on a dry in some time. Several more wild jewels were to fall to the dry this day, a day that I hope will be repeated soon. By the way the water temp was 45, which is a good sign.