Fishing buddies, Russ and Tyler, and I headed for Roaring River State Park this morning. Planned to leave Russ' house around seven. On the way down Tyler spotted a field full of deer and a bald eagle resting on the ground. Russ and I missed these. Oh to have young eyes again.
Russ was intent to try his hand at Czech nymphing, Tyler is a woolly bugger man, and I went to my old stand by, the soft hackle. We all switched flies throughout the day. I had luck with both the purple and black soft hackle and the caddis green one. Before lunch we fished the upper area. Here's a nice fish I caught on a caddis green.
Late afternoon, Russ complained about no longer having fun. Then he changed to his white wire worm (www) and I think he caught about 15 in one pool. I finally borrowed a www and after a while had some nice takes...but as I said earlier, I need more practice with the indicator...I missed every take while I had the indicator on.
It was a beautiful day to spend outdoors with friends, especially when you can be on a trout stream.