I was honestly surprised by how full the brook was and wondered whether a dry was going to be effective. I did have a couple smaller fish slash at the adams/wulff variation I had used previously. I decided a dry dropper was a better choice so switched to a larger Ausable Bomber with a lighting bug nymph as the dropper, thinking that a bright, olive-type nymph was a good choice for fall.
A lot of trees were down from the summer storms making delivering the pair of flies into various seams and undercuts a bit more challenging then usual but such is small stream fishing. Sometimes it's all about getting into the right position to guide the flies gently downstream into the right current seam. Sometimes this involves perching on a rock midstream and using a bow and arrow cast to flip the flies alongside the base of an overhanging tree and with a little patience mending the line you can get the flies to drift right along the base of that tree.
I continued to fish the dry-dropper for the remaining hours of daylight until dusk began to envelope the forest. Hiking out in the near darkness, I was thankful for the opportunity to enjoy a day afield in my favorite season of the year. I hope each of you are able to enjoy these October days as well!