Then it was off to back to back tying sessions at Shannon's fly shop - each a full house of eager tyers. We tied a Chimarra caddis larva, a hendrickson emerger, and an egg-laying caddis pattern of mine. Good fun.
After heading home and having lunch with my wife and her walking buddy Megan, I hit the river. Clear blue skies, full sun and temps in the 40's. Lots of snow was still on the banks of the river, which was a perfect level, clear and inviting. As I rigged up while standing in the shallows, fish rose lazily to the few little black flies that landed on the water surface.
I fished the Chimarra caddis larva shown here -
And caught this beauty -
It's good to be busy...and catch a trout.