Fished the Holston in Blaine today with the "former forum poster known as Neal" and had a great time even though I'm battered, bruized and bleeding... took one serious digger before hooking up and a less serious but much WETTER digger on the way out.
Spose I'm getting too old for my own good..
Zillions of little black bugs and midges but few risers; Neal got two on a midge emerger so small I could barely see it without glasses.
I managed a nice rainbow dragging a size 16 bead head and dropped at least four.... had a hard time mending as my "line shoulder" got seperated last saturday.
There were other folks there and while nobody was catching a lot of fish it seemed nearly everyone got to land a fish.... and that's a nice day.
Had two caddis land on me.... it won't be long... water was surprisingly clear after the rain but only 50 degrees or so.
I turned the heat on in my truck for the wet ride home.