The first stream we fished was not in my original plan, but coincidentally my error in directions brought us to the most productive spot of the day! Adam and I caught caught three each is the short section we fished... if that doesn't sound like it should be the most productive all day, you'd be right. We covered a lot of water and caught very few fish where we should have caught numerous fish and some large ones.
The second stream we fished has often been quite productive for me, and among a few that BRK TRT was been kind enough to show me first a couple years ago. Adam is just the kind of person who I trust with these small brook trout streams. He keeps them quiet! Anyway, we flubbed one section and I got one fallfish on the next.
The third stream of the day is one that I recall having some really gorgeous brookies. Unfortunately the bigger ones avoided us today, but I was pleased to catch some smaller yearlings. They were already showing the amazing colors of this stream's special strain of char. The red spots go farther up the flanks than I have seen anywhere else.
In the end, it was great to spend another day on the water with Adam and so cool to begin learning a new type of fishing. It forced me to step back and look at things differently again, and I think the more an angler forces his or herself to do so, they gain a better understanding on the whole. What a good day.