Re: Better late than never
You sure do have some nice streams to choose from. I think those flowers are wild white Iris but am not sure, not a clue on the beetles. I have a pair of the Klingon studded rubber soles on my Korker boots and once you learn the limitations they are pretty good; not like studded felt but pretty good.
Fear of a wet camera and its size are why I take few fish pictures myself. However I enjoy your stories and accompanying photos so I hope you keep doing them.