While the ultimate goal of our picking up a fly rod and heading to a stream may be the catching of a fish, but there is so much more.
These ferns on a misty drizzly morning seem to be opening up there arms as if to say welcome.
This is a variation of one of the best attractor patterns for small stream wild trout, especially brookies. The original pattern, Royal Coachman, probably gos back to England. Lee Wulff created a version he called the Royal Wulff, using hair for the wing and using the fly for trout and Atlantic salmon.
This is my version, "Royal Wulff Emerger"
A fish eye view of the "Royal Wulff Emerger"
A small stream on a morning when a light rain is falling. These times are so peaceful to the angler....... the trout will also loose some of their caution. Perhaps that's why some of the best of days fishing are on wet days.
Some info, Connecticut has 286 streams that support notable populations of wild trout. Pretty good for such a small state.
Something to take comfort in, "Egg Drop Soup" it's so soothing, and one of my favorite soups.......... simple, chicken broth, eggs, rice, and Chinese crackers.