Since my fishing has been confined to weekends these days, I get out whenever I can. So today I drove a little further than normal in order in order to attempt to escape the high water. I found myself at a wild trout stream that I had not been to in quite some time, and to my surprise the conditions were excellent.
I got on the water nice and early to see both male and female tricos coming off in small numbers, but the fish were not keying in on them. After blind casting tricos and nymphing with no success, I found myself scratching my head thinking what to do next.
Next, I saw one single yellow sally come off the water, and I thought what the hell, I'll give it a shot. I tied on a yellow stimulator, cast out, and who would have guessed it, a nice little wild brown came up and took the fly. I got a couple more on the stimulator and one on a prince nymph. Small fish, but a beautiful setting and just relaxing to be on the water.
The lightning came earlier than expected, which sent me on my way earlier than I had hoped. took a few pics also.
NOTE: This stream is NOT located in the Tug Hill Region