Pictures Below: outing on New Year's Day and today, the second.
Beaded soft-hackle flymph, Copper John, an olive scud-bug tied over wire, heavily weighted PHN.
No-joy on the nymphing. Not surprising. I don't know the stream bottom well enough in the Sloan Preserve. I think I know the deep slow holes but I might not know the right ones. After a blown-out stocking event and a long hot summer, our trout numbers are down. I could easily see the majority of fish in one or two holes for this stretch.
I could easily see that I'm a poor nymph fisherman. I'm not moving enough covering enough water.
Two outings. No fish. Good conditions into the 40's.
New year's was sunny. Today was overcast. Both lovely days in the woods.
Water temp? Cold. I broke my stream thermometer late last fall and haven't replaced it.
Nojoy today. Nice day in the woods in both outings. I had dreams of dredging the deep slow pools and finding a few fish. No to be.
Two outings on Mill creek in the books for '17, however.