Yesterday I took a trip to the Delaware River in Deposit N.Y. I left in the afternoon and arrived around 2:30. I was hoping to try my hand at the evening hatch. I am, what I consider a newbie, to fishing the Delaware River system. I have only fished it a few times and was only successful at catching fish there once. But most of us know that fishing is not only about the act of catching fish. It's about losing yourself in your surroundings, becoming one with nature, enjoying the scenery, appreciating the wildlife, etc. Yesterday was one of those days. The weather was gorgeous, not quite as hot as it has been for the past month or so. Atleast I didn't notice if it was. I picked a spot by a railroad bridge, which was a short hike downstream from where I parked my car. My plan was to start by the bridge and very slowly work my way upstream over the next few hous and cover as much water as possible. There was minimal bug action and no risers for awhile so I started nymphing. This resulted in zero strikes. But I enjoyed watching a pair or Mergansers and a Kingfisher that appeared to be eyeballing me from a wire stretched across the river. Sometime later I noticed some bug activity and when the sun finally headed downward finally some rising fish. I tried hard to do everything right, but to no avail. I simply could not get a fish to respond to my offerings. Normally I begin to feel anxiety after I have fished for hours without so much as a strike. Yesterday was about getting away and having a quiet and peaceful day to myself doing what I love. If nothing else, I feel that I did improve my casting. I recently bought a new fly line for my Sage Accel. I practiced getting nice delicate landing of my fly and I felt good about the results. I did pretty good with distance as well. Just a great day to enjoy the outdoors.