I fished both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, with mixed results. Both days were warm with bright sunshine through clear, blue skies.
Saturday was awesome. Fished for two and a half hours in the afternoon and caught a bunch of Rainbows, one over 18 inches. All of them fought with abandon and appeared to be very healthy. After loosing a couple on a #18, Chimarra caddis larva, I switched to a #14 LaFontaine brown/yellow sparkle caddis pupa, and the game was on!
Sunday, I taught back to back fly tying classes at Shannon's Fly Shop, before finally getting on the water around 2PM. I was beat after the classes and being up most of the night listening to a bunch of wound-up 9 and 10 year old girls play American Idol - my step daughter, Julia, turned 10 on Sunday. I met up with Vinnie who had caught a nice Brown before I got there, and we fished for maybe 45 minutes before he had to get going and I was ready for a nap. It was good to be on the water soaking up some sunshine, and I did get to watch a mink as it played among the rocks on the opposite bank. Very cool stuff.