|A local favorite|
I had decided that I would fish mostly wet flies. I started out with a bead head pheasant tail soft hackle with a wingless wet march brown as a dropper. This tandem rig worked very nicely and accounted for a nice mix of brown and brook trout. At one point, I had a pair of brook trout on each fly to deal with.
|Ballie's Black Spider|
As the late morning gave way to afternoon, small black stone flies began making an appearance. I switched up to some North country spiders which I have been researching and tying over the past winter. The black spider originally attributed to James Ballie in W. C. Stewart's The Practical Angler garnered the most interest. I ended the day fishing a stone fly adult pattern that provoked a lot of interest but no takers. All in all a very fine day indeed.