Today is August 1st, we have moved into another summer month, I hope it's much kinder than July was. We have received some much needed rain over the last few days. Some areas of the state did very well while most did OK. The air temps have dropped to the 70's to near 80, all to the better for our trout. On the way to the river this morning I passed over a couple of small streams, look there is water flowing, a good sign. This day would feature some clouds and some sun, I prefer the clouds but you can't have it all. The thermometer went into the water and it said 63 degrees, all's fine.
With a few fish rising I put on a dry and proceeded to have a ball. They were not bashful about taking on the surface. There's nothing nicer than a trout rising to the fly.
Salmon parr were very aggressive. I knew there were other fish there only the salmon seemed to grab the fly first.
In the mix were a few super fast brook trout.
This dry fly was a champ this day.
The dry fly action slowed and a variety of wet flies and soft-hackles were called to duty.
This nice rainbow could not let the Liesenring Spider drift past him.
This fine wild brook trout found Pete Hidy's work also hard to let slide without taking a whack at it.
Overall a good start to August...I hope it continues.