When I awoke, I was happy to see it was not raining. So I had a quick breakfast, and got some things done that needed to be down in prep for heavy rains. I got to the stream a little after 10am. I decide to hit my local spring creek. The water here is very cold all year, and in the summer it never goes above 65-67. Most times it holds at 63. The warm tropical and humidity from Irene, was causing the cold water to condensate into the air.
A New Jersey Spring Creek Fogged.
I enjoy it very much when I get to fly in the creek fog. It makes me feel closer to the stream and the rest of the flora and fauna around me. I watched a section of stream for ring makers. Of coarse the creek fog made this a bit challenging on the eyes. It wasn't to long before I saw rings. I tied on a parachute ant. My long favorite dry fly for summer months. The ant did the trick as I expected. I picked up 3 from the tail of run.
I then moved to one more area as Irene's outer reaches began coming in. The sky was getting pretty dark.....But there was trout rising, so a drifting I went. The ant picked up one. There were several trout rising in this area. I look at the film for a bit, didn't see anything. So when I got the trout in, I got a throat sample. It what I suspected. Lets see if you can guess..... Its about 12pm, its, cloudy and rainy. Im at the tail end of a flat run, with riffles leading into it. Any Idea??
Yes...Bwo's of some species. About a size 18. They were emerging from the riffle, nothing heavy but enough to peak the trout interest. I tied on the floating nymph, and the fun was on. I got several trout before the rain started. I b-lined it for the car to dodge Irene. I took some pics of the browns that had the most red to them.
I hope everyone here in the great north east get through Irene, with out to much trouble. Be safe.