Even with the desirable plants being well-established, it is still amazing how many weeds there are. It would be nice if there was more rain, as daily watering has been required this week. But hearing about California, we will just keep watering and take our lumps here in the Northeast.
|A harvest from earlier in the week!|
On a New York trout stream Sunday night, I hooked a small rainbow trout on a Light Cahill wet fly. This fly was one of three on a cast that included a Woolly Bugger and a Lead Wing Coachman.
Later on the trip, I tied on a number 20 Elk-Hair Caddis (with a peacock herl body) that my friend Dennis tied. The fly took a short hit and perhaps will do even better the next time there is more and cooler water.
The great thing about fishing with this fly was that I found a six and a half feet long 6x leader in the fly vest, a leftover from a Trout Unlimited flea market long ago. Having a short leader made casting on a small stream, with lots of inconveniently located brush and, a much easier experience.
|A small rainbow trout, caught on the Little Hoosic, that|
is similar in size and coloring to the one caught Sunday night