Cold-weather nymphing is better than nothing, but it is a great delight to enjoy real trout fishing again, with mayflies on the wing and rising trout.
Water 58 degrees. Sparse hatch of Hendricksons, scattered rises of brookies. My dry fly arsenal being what it is, the best I could do was a Catskill-style quill-bodied Grey Fox. Three fish approved it. The season’s off to a nice start.