Friday was beautiful. I absolutely love fishing in a fresh fluffy snowfall that is less than 4 inches deep, especially when it decorates the trees with a heavy frosting like coating. Like leaves that snow closes the gaps and blocks the sun and makes the trout stream feel more homey and intimate. And it's just so gorgeous!
To add to the snow and the clear clean water and the trees, a bald eagle flew over and was set upon by a raven. The massive eagle eventually latched onto the ravens tail and the birds tumbled into the canopy and out of site. What an evening!
I caught a lot of fish using my favorite nymphing method, good old Joe Humphrey's style tight lining. No fancy leaders, no sighters, no multi fly rigs. Lots and lots of fish were caught. I got a few lazy eats on mice from more giant brookies. That was pretty darn cool. And I caught some on articulated streamers too. Honestly this was my favorite day on this river so far this year despite no large fish coming to hand.