Yes, others had been there. But, not today. Quiet for a Saturday. I took in the forest colors and sounds of the river. Then I quickly got into synch with the seams, rocks, ambush points and teased little rainbows to a Caddis Pupa pattern. Things worked. There one should be and it was. Not a lot of the tangles, hangups, snags and remarks associated with fishing interruptis. I fished well and had a pleasant day. No mosquitoes. Overcast day. A few PMD’s, Brown Drakes, Caddis fluttering about. The only slight bump was me stringing a 3wt. line onto what I thought was a 3wt. rod…nope. It was a 4/5 and it never felt quite right. Went back to p-u and put the correct rod with the reel…big improvement. Not such a bad caster after all.
Earlier today, I had enjoyed a post at Planet Trout, which depicted a hike up a small stream with big boulders and willing trout. It reminded me of my earlier years and primarily fly fishing small streams. Motivated, I headed out the door and was rewarded with solitude and a few tugs.