For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, August 17, 2020
An hour or so, a spider, some rain and a brookie.
Sunday was a relief day from the previous weeks heat. The skies were gray and the air temp was below 70 something that has been rare in these parts. The weather was for rain and that came soon, as a matter of fact it started as I neared the stream. I'm getting ahead of myself a bit. The fly you see pictured was the fly I had planned on using that day. Story behind it. I had tied some Rangeley streamers the days before and I had several beautiful feathers from the Jungle Cock cape. They are gray to black with white tips. So I put together the simple spider pattern you see. Then while walking along the stream I noticed something that made me change my mind as to the fly I should use.
A light rain, a moving stream...perfect.
Goldenrod hanging in the water. The fly was changed to a Yellow Winged Bomber...
I wish I had more time to fish. But my efforts were rewarded by this magnificent wild creature. I was happy to go home with the thoughts of a wonderful couple of hours on a rainy morning.