When I arrived, the cloudy skies prevailed and I started in nymphing the head of a large pool waiting for the olives to start coming off. I picked up a couple healthy holder-over browns before the wind started picking up and made casting two weighed flies more about untangling windknots than actually fishing.
Between the wind and some light showers passing through, it wasn't long before I was damp, cold and wishing I had brought more than a light jacket. I stuck it out most of the afternoon by getting out of the water to warm up and managed a couple of browns on a small olive parachute but the stiff headwind made it nearly impossible to reach the occasional rising fish without getting blown yards upstream of the target. Later the fish were rising more frequently but again they were hopelessly out of reach under the conditions. Although not the banner day I was hoping for, I was still able to catch a few and enjoy some great New England scenery.
|A brief break in the clouds and wind but no rising fish|