The plan was Kirk and I headed downstream and John and Rowan headed upstream. Mark and Pete were to arrive a bit later.
The stream was absolutely perfect. Great water flows and clarity beyond belief.
I would love to say I got my first trout of the New Year on my first cast but it actually took quite awhile. Not that I was idle, there were several hookups and a fallfish before I was able to bring a brookie to hand.
For a good period of time this is the fly that was working....a purple caddis?
Some chili and other snacks were offered an soon we were ready for the afternoon shift.
I finally got to meet Rudolf, he was in an odd place though. He did bring me a bit of luck though. In the pool slightly upstream from him I connected with my best fish of the day, and year.