|The new 5' 2/3 weight|
I figured that fishing a dry was a pretty good option on a warm afternoon. As the small elk hair caddis made it's way down through a soft run the first brook trout of the day agreed. There was steady interest in the small caddis with a peacock herl body as small dark stoneflies hatched throughout the warmer part of the afternoon. When the sun started to get lower in the sky and the temperature started to drop, things pretty much shut down. On the hike back, I did switch to a silver doctor wet fly but there was no interest in it that I could detect.
|The first brook trout of February to take a small dry|
Today, was the first chance I've gotten to try out my new Hidden Water series fiberglass rod from Cane and Silk. In the run below, the small 5' 2/3 did a nice job of laying the fly right in the riffle at the head of the pool. As the caddis drifted by the snow covered rock on the right, a decent brook trout came up and took the fly off the surface. I am looking forward to fishing this little rod more on tiny streams to see just what it can do. It was really nice to be out again and enjoy a little small stream fishing on a warm February afternoon