Warm temps and overcasts skies pulled me to the local TMA this morning. I wish this was a month later because i would have hit the beach for Bass, but fishing is fishing. I tied up some Black Flash Back Hair's Ears and i wanted to deploy them. I was stream side by 1030 and with in a few slick drifts I watched the indicator go down and a nice Brown came to the bank. The lucky trout has the distinction of being one of the first trout i have slayed on my own fly. After i moved to another pool and was able to yank another trout out of the river on the same fly, good thing i tied more than one. Unfortunately, at this point the weather took a dump, and i deiced to head back to the truck. I did change flies to a nice White Calf Tail Streamer, and as i worked my way back i hit one more pool. On the second cast, in the pouring rain I hooked a trout, however, he twisted free like a Mackerel. As i prepared to roll another cast i watched the first lightning bolt of the year followed by a clap of thunder and a low flying airliner, in that order, WTF...... I have some nice Grundens rain gear, but they have yet to manufacture protection from lightning and air crashes, so i made my way back to the truck. I am very happy that i was able to get some trout in the little time i had before work.
Check it out. In the pic of the trout there is a spoon in the sand below his jaw. I got a trout, and a Free lure!!! SCORE!!!!