I realized while I was out today that I had not caught a brown yet in 2016. I wasn't really out for fishing, more for hiking, but I had the 3 wgt. and a box of Ausable Uglies and bead head Flymphs. I only fished two pools on my home water, but I hooked one in each. The first threw the hook, the second did not which was great because it was decent sized for the stream and ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! What a brown, and for the first one of the year? Wow. I love it. This fish took the ugly on a downstream drift and fought well considering the 33 degree water temp. Awesome!