Later in the afternoon, I headed to the Housatonic River. I had come to try out some recently tied sulfur parachutes in the expected size and color from observing on my previous trip. The isos did not make an appearance this afternoon and things were quite early. At one point a large osprey came cruising downstream calling as it flew. Unfortunately my camera wasn't handy as it flew very close and I got a good look at the birds size and wingspan.
There were a few fish sipping olives here and there and I managed one on a small parachute Adams and one on the streamer. Later in the afternoon the olives started getting some more attention and I picked up another on a #22 snowshoe emerger and stung another.
As the daylight faded the sulfurs show began and I picked up a handful of nice browns on my modified sulfur spinners and parachutes. But to say I had it all figured out is not completely accurate. The sulfurs last night were a bit smaller and more orange/yellow in color reminding me that rivers change from day to day and there is always a need to observe and adapt.
|A couple of nice Housatonic Browns at dark|
|Hiking out in the October moon light|