|Children's Lake at sunset|
We were visiting family in PA this past weekend and I was able to spend a few afternoon hours before sunset fishing. Lately the days have been a welcome change from the frigid temperatures and ice earlier in the month and it was nice to be out without all the extra layers and frozen hands.
When winter offers these brief interludes, it's good to take advantage of them and I was fortunate to find some wild browns willing to take the small stuff.
Sometimes, we "out of area anglers" can have success fishing flies that the fish don't typically see. This is especially the case in pressured waters. But this particular afternoon, none of the out of the ordinary small nymphs I tried drew any interest. The final switch was to a red zebra midge and a small rainbow warrior with a little split shot to get get things down.