I went out to the stream again yesterday in hopes that the colder night time temperatures stopped the muddy runoff. Thank goodness I was right! The snow being more packed made travel easier as well.
I tied on a Stimulater and was surprised when It was taken by a small brooky who was unable to get the hook. I replaced the dry with a Something-or-other and started hooking into some stunning little natives. Fortunately for my hands I did not get a chance to dip my hands into the frigid water and hold them. The all made there escape early in the battle. Non to hand, but the number of takers and the brief fights inclines me not to right this one of as a skunk. Man was the water gorgeous. SO crystal clear.