Even though the day was a warm one in the middle of July, but here in CT we are fortunate to have a cold tail water fishery close to home. I spent the afternoon nymphing an off-the-beaten-path location. Among the handful of browns and a rainbow was a handsome stream born brown. Caddis pupa was the fly of choice.
|A stream born brown|
|A hefty rainbow in the mix|
Late afternoon, I decided to try and find a place where there might be some fish taking dries. After checking out a couple potential spots, I settled in for the evening. Early in the evening there were fish taking small sulfur emergers. I caught a mix of browns and another rainbow on the #18 sulfur comparadun but there were a number of refusals leading me to think that the fish were actually taking something smaller.
After some early evening action, everything got quite with only an occasional rise here and there. As soon as darkness started to settle in things picked up significantly. In the remaining light I was able to take a couple fish on a #20 rusty spinnner. The fish continued to take spinners well into the darkness. At this point I could barely see so I was fishing slightly downstream trying to feel the takes before a nice fish broke off the 5x and I called it a night.