Yesterday in the same spot:
I got busy fishing a hairs ear soft hackle when, before the fly had time to sink, a trout came up to smack it. I landed this pretty brown after a short fight. He had me thinking I was in for a spectacular day. Seeing some rises within inches of the bank, I tied on a new fly I've created and sure enough the fish came up and sipped the big dry fly in. He was a little bigger and very well spotted.
After that I called my father to see if he would come out to fish with me. He eventually did, and although we spent a lot of time trying to find fish even when we did we couldn't get any takers. I ended up fowl hooking a brown from atop a retaining wall at one point. I had to hoist him up and run down to release him. I spent a little while looking at aquatic larvae of assorted species before we both went our separate ways.
I ended up on a pretty little blue line that I fish every know and then. It has, for whatever reason, treated me rather poorly regardless of it's obviously fishy pockets and pools. This time, however, I was able to get a taker on the Pine Special as I retrieved it down to me. A wake appeared behind it and soon I had a wonderful native jewel in my hand.