This evening, I had my first session of the season on the Wellow Brook. The weather today had been pretty misty throughout the morning, but this cleared to leave a lovely bright afternoon. The brook looked lovely when I arived at half past four - very clear and a good height. Although the water was cold, there was a fair bit of activity from small olives, a few caddis and lots of midge.
I started fishing about 5pm and just had a few hours. I was delighted to take my first fish of the season - a very pretty brown trout - and off the top with a CDC biot loop emerger. I managed several other too - all on emerger patterns.
I can't remember a first session of the season where the dry fly has outfished the heavier, weighted patterns. Now I'm looking forward to even more.