It was too nice not to fish today. I went out in shorts and a light jacket, fished the stream a half a mile from home, and caught a bunch of little wild brook trout. I fished the pocket water and plunge pools with an Ausable Ugly, and the slow glides with either a Black Gnat or a Royal Wulff. I got one on the Gnat and two on the Wulff so that brings me to a milestone... twelve consecutive months during which I caught trout or char on dry flies. But the Ugly was once again a killer. In one plunge pool I hooked eight fish and landed six. That is about as many as I normally catch in the whole stretch!
I think I'm going to be out tomorrow, but Wednesday is bringing some rain and that will mean plenty of water to keep the streams good and full for a while!