Well took a family trip about an hour and a half North to visit a stream I haven't been to in some time. We left home about 7:30 am and started our journey North. We arrived just after 9:00 am to find an almost empty stream short of a couple vehicles.
Lots of fish visible and with it still about 40 degrees they were moving a touch slow. Got out the Sage 279-2 LL and started tossing small dries, after about an hour I started to get hits on a size 20 Midge Adult pattern that I promptly lost on a back cast after trying to set the hook.
All together I hooked 6 fish and brought 4 to hand along with many misses so next time I will be armed with even smaller midges to try out.
This guy was about 1/2 mile up I snuck up on a sharp corner in the stream and watch him dive back under the limbs and rocks, after a minute he worked his way back up into the riffles coming into this little cut. A couple minutes later he was in hand, couple quick pictures and right back into the stream for another day.
There was tons of algae starting to die off and work itself out of the stream so I had to watch where I was casting to keep the line and fly out of the sludge.
After canvasing about a mile of stream I headed back to start rehydrating lunch. Once it was soaking I fished another 30 minutes with a few hits but little action.
Before lunch a BWO hatch started off and though I was using size 20's I could have easily used some 22-26's which would have been better sized and probably resulted in more fish to hand. I did land 2 nice Rainbows after lunch and here is a picture of my son releasing the largest one.
After that there was a couple that rode there horses over and my son went to check them out and they let him ride one of them around, wasn't sure if i was going to be bringing a kid home with me at that point.
Overall it was a gorgeous day with a high of 55 on the way home and now it is time to hit the vise for some go to stuff that I had tied testers out of so I can be ready for the next time.