With this last of the truly cold weather I decided I had not put in enough outside time. I took a few days to go out and snow shoe and study the local wildlife's winter behaviors. On the first trip a pack of coyotes even followed my tracks unseen. When I turned back I found that they had not only found but stalked me for some ways. Cool! On the last day I went with a friend. We got out as far from civilization as can be done in CT, made a campfire next to a nice but very frozen wild trout stream, and just hung out. Today I produced a monstrosity of a dry fly. I call it the Demon Hopper. It ought to float really well, and during those hot but windy summer days I ought to take some really nice trout or smallmouth on it.