Anticipating some good fishing after the rain, Kirk and I met up on one of my favorite streams. Within minutes of my arrival it went from acceptable to completely blown out. It was hours after the last bit of rain had stopped and pretty much every river in the state had slowly dropping flows, so we found that to be quite strange. We decided to fish some smaller brook trout streams in the vicinity.
Since I had only brought my 10ft nymph rod anticipating some large wild browns on a larger stream, Kirk as kind enough to lend me a little cabelas glass rod. I enjoyed it very much, it had such a slow action that Kirk described as "very gooshy". That's pretty accurate, but you'd have to know glass rods to get that.
After catching a few of those little guys we moved across the valley to another productive small stream. It was kind enough to give us one fish each. What I like most about this stream, however, it its wonderful cascades and plunge pools.
The third and final stream of the day has some even more awesome cascades. It also has some of the prettiest brook trout I've caught. How the bigger fish in all these streams fared the summer and fall has yet to be seen, as I have not caught any large ones out of them is some time.
Despite the day being far from what we had hoped, it was nice to get out on what may be one of the last truly warm days of the year to catch some wonderful wild fish.