I had a chance to hit a local stream the other day when it was cool, overcast, and drizzling. Started out in the Catch-and-Release section right at first light with 2 quick hook ups on a sz 14 Adams Dry.
The second one really had the feed bag on!
Then things slowed down, way down. I dredged the bottom of the pool for 1.5 hours with nymphs and NOTHING...so I headed downstream to the open water to try out a few new spinners I made over the winter. I picked up 8 real quick through some faster water...and that's when I came face-to-face with the most epic BWO hatch I've ever seen. I'm not sure how fast one can walk with waders on, but that's how fast I went back to get the fly rod.
Back on the stream the action was pretty fast for the next 6 hours with a plethora of BWO, Slate Drakes, and hungry, albeit picky, fish. I managed another 18 on dries, combinations of BWO's, Slate Drakes, Parahoppers, and any other big fly that I thought might look like a Slate Drake since patterns apparently stink...or so the larger trout thought. Aside from a few 10-15 minute stretches, fish were rising constantly until I had to leave...which was very difficult to do, but I left one of my fly rods at home and I was afraid if I was late my wife would put it in the garbage. Here's a few pictures to enjoy:
This is how most of the picture taking went: