First the advice: I have to thank all of you for the same great piece of of advice that makes creek fishing much more enjoyable and helps find new water, "explore the little blue lines". I know every one has heard it before and it is the greatest advice I have ever received. It makes it so much more worth it exploring remote places chasing little trout in small streams and it opens up a whole new world of water. And make sure you don't tell any one where your favorite little creeks are (except me) The report: I just got home from a weekend trip to eastern WA in the Okanogan area. Fishing my favorite type of water creeks. Nothing like alpine streams loaded with hungry brookies, I did some exploring and fished some new holes. I was casting into pools in some spots about the size of a dinner plate with an undercut on one side, it seemed like if you thought there was a fish there, there was. This stream was so full of fish that I was almost stepping on them, and thats the way most small streams are I have yet to fish a creek that isn't loaded with fish. The higher I went the better the fishing was, I start on this stream at around 3100 ft above sea level and end at 4500 ft. I also enjoy short rods on small water don't let people tell short rods are no good a short rod has a place in any serious fly fisherman's arsenal whether short be 7'6" or 5' every rod has its place.