|Sun and Shadows on a December afternoon in brook trout forest|
An afternoon outing in brook trout forest started out in sun but it wasn't long before the afternoon shadows covered much of the stream. By the time I was back at the car the temperatures had dropped into the upper 30's. All the leaves are down now and some rain this past week helped to clear some of the leaf debris from the stream. I can't think of a better way to spend a December afternoon than outside walking in the woods.
I've had this little personal challenge going to trying to catch trout in every month of the year on a dry. There are definitely more productive ways to fish in the winter but I just enjoy fishing dries whenever I can. On this cool December afternoon it wasn't long before I found a few brook trout willing to take a small elk hair caddis off the surface.
|A couple of small stream gems|