Brushing off the cobwebs of a long, cold, wet winter my friend and I
bailed from work had a "business" meeting in the afternoon. We headed into historic Valley Forge Park to try our luck on a stretch of Valley Creek that I had not fished before. It was a beautiful day accompanied by a gorgeous stretch of water. After a little investigating and a few run-ins with hissing Canadian Geese protecting their nests, we started to see what seemed like a sulfur hatch coming off around 4:00.
We had a few of the feisty native browns hitting our nymphs earlier in the day, then they started hitting a combination of emergers and dry flies. I used this little olive pattern (see below) with a gray wing and we started to see some action. These fish were literally jumping out of the water making me tingle every time. I had this 13 inch brown jump over my fly like a horse at a steeple chase. Finally we had some luck and brought in a couple of fish. We were very happy and look forward to our next "business" meeting together.