I took the chance to take another afternoon off and enjoy my favorite time of year in New England. I headed to a small stream that I haven't fished in a couple of months. I thought this stream would be in good shape after a few days without rain. With success I had with the black stimulator on the previous outing, I decided that I would try the stimulator with a bead head phesant tail soft hackle as a dropper. This turned out to be a good choice as all but one fish took the dropper over the big dry. The noteworthy exception was an orange-bellied brook trout that launched an aerial attack on the big dry and missed on the way down. His second attempt was successful but my attempt to get a picture was not. All told, a dozen wild browns and brookies were brought to hand with the browns out numbering the brookies 3:2.