|The woodlands in New England are showing a lot of green|
|Fringed polygala (gaywings)|
The wildflowers were doing quite well and the woodland floor was covered in violets, dwarf ginseng, a few remaining wake robins (red trilium), and fringed polygala which are always interesting to find.
I tried a big dry fly with a bead head nymph trailed off the back but it was clear the current was sweeping the dry too quickly through the seams for the nymph to be very effective so I pulled out my Ausable Ugly.
|Red trillium or Wake Robin|
As the afternoon sun began to break through the clouds and warm things up a bit, there were lots of insects hovering over the water. Watching carefully in the tiny little slicks behind a rock or log, you could see small brook trout rising to the surface. I even managed to coax a few to take an Ausable bomber. Here's a link to a video I took of a small brook trout hammering the bomber that posted over on the FishingSmallStreams facebook page
|spots like this had rising brook trout between the bubble lines|