Well, I've been on the water quite a lot lately; tying knots, making streamside meals, tying knots, netting fish, taking photos, freeing flies from snags, tying knots, freeing flies from trees, tying knots, and enjoying time on the water (my office away from my office). It has been great. I enjoy what I do immensely. The latest bugs fluttering about have been early black stoneflies, craneflies, cream and black midges, BWO's, and some spring mayflies (hennies, quill gordons, March browns, etc.) but things are running a little behind due to the temps. The water levels have been great. If we are in a drought my name is Winn Dixie. In fact, I dont think I have ever seen such a vast amount of water for such a long period. The 10 and 11 percent micro brews could be talking though :. Another thing I have noticed, I am seeing a lot more holdover fish. Sure, their not 'wild' but I still believe a trout that has been in the stream for six months or more is just as acclimatized as a wild fish would be, just more difficult to catch. Wild fish are simple to catch if your approach and presentation are up to snuff; wild fish will eat anything that appears to be cheeseburgeresk, just like the Hamburglar. Productive patterns include black and/or olive wooly buggers, Hise's butt ugly boogers, Hise's hetero-genius nymphs, Thornton scuds, eggi juan kenobi's, zebra midges, micro mays, Bent Rod Media micro bro's, Hise's ooey caddis, and squirmy wormies. Here are a few pics of some happy clients (and fish). Ass beaters in the true sense of the words. Peace and beer until next time. It's all about being out there. Enjoy your time on the water whether you're catching 4 inch brook char or 4 to 10 pound rod bending, ass whoopers.