|Brown that took the olive stimulator|
Kirk eventually found Alan and I meet them and we headed to a spot in the river that I had caught wild browns and brook trout the previous year. This spot didn't disappoint, I managed to take a pair of pretty wild browns on the stimulator and a parachute Adams (#12) thinking the fish had probably seen some isonychia around. I did break off another decent fish which immediately headed for the bottom shaking it's head the way larger browns will do.
|A wild Farmington Brown (notice the red adipose fin)|
I finished the day in spot where the fish were sipping something very small and out of my casting range, but I did manage get a decent drift with an iso comparadun and a sizeable fish took it and promptly broke off the 4x tippet. You know a fish has some weight to it when you hear the splash followed by a ka-thunk!
#12 TMC 200 hook
tail - stacked elk hair
body - olive hare's ear dubbing
brown hackle tied in at the end of the body 2/3 the length of the hook and palmered to the rear and caught with small copper wire and counter-wrapped forward
wing - stacked elk hair
forward body - olive hare's ear dubbing
forward hackle - brown hackle palmered forward to the hook eye.