Here it is September 2nd, we have turned the page and are entering the meteorological autumn. There have been subtle changes going on like various leaves in color transition, trees are dropping nuts and acorns can be hazardous when they fall on an unsuspecting angler along a small stream. I've noticed pumpkins for sale in the local farm stands and the first fairs of the season will take place this weekend. Sunset is 7:25 today and by the end of the month it will be 6:35.
These next few months will be lovely times to be outdoors, with those wonderful cool mornings when a flannel shirt will be very comforting. The streams will be active with spawning brook trout, and the dry fly will be the fly of choice. I hope you will have the time to enjoy theses days of transition.
A little competition between two of the best small stream dry flies will be taking place this fall on the streams I fish. The Ausable Wulff and the Ausable Bomber will be getting equal time on the water over the next few months and I will keep a tally and post my results on which one performed best. I think I'll check out a new thin blue line today.