We are experiencing a very low, thick cloud bank that's full of wet. Seriously full of wet! The vast grayness hanging just above the treetops dropped it's load earlier today and the rivers again exceeded flood stage. And in so doing, they also have zero visibility! Even if the trouts had GPS on their dash, it would be worthless - like a drunk in the dark.
If you are in the area Sunday morning and happen to have your tying tools with you, stop by Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, and join me for a couple of hours of fly tying - we're going to do Flies for Fall Trout. How to tie them and how to fish them. The fish may not be able to see your flies, but that doesn't mean they won't look good to us.
It's a great way to watch me make a fool of myself in front of a tying vise and a gang of strangers, and maybe I'll learn something at the same time. It's always fun. We'll do a couple of dries, and a couple of wets/nymphs, and maybe take a request or two.
And why should you want to do that? So you can go out to your favorite stream on a cool October morning when the trees are in all their golden glory, and do everything right so one of these beauties comes to your fly and takes it like candy.....
Now that's living!