|Wild violets along the stream|
Pete, the Farm River Angler, and I made plans to meet close to home and fish for wild browns. With the rains, the stream was up a bit and a little off color so I decided to swing a bead head pheasant tail soft hackle today.
|The first of a pair of small wild browns to take the swung pheasant tail|
Right off the bat, two small browns slammed the PT on a slight retrieve. A pair of larger wild browns took the pheasant tail as it swung by the base of a tree along the edge of the stream and in a deep channel as the stream ran along an old rock wall, perhaps the remains of an old dam.
|New England is full of old rock walls|
|These gorgeous wild browns certainly add to the pleasure of a rainy spring morning|
The wildflowers are certainly taking advantage of the spring rains and the violets and garlic mustard were all blooming. On the drive home I passed a field full of wintercress (another wild flower in the mustard family) covering the field in a blanket of bright yellow under a low grey sky
|Field of wintercress|