I spent the last day of the trout season on my local river the Bela. Breezy weather tumbled Autumn leaves onto the water making for challenging, if not interesting conditions. Constantly fouling our leaders and flies, it's easy to curse such surface debris. However, "every cloud has a silver lining" as they say. Tired leaves are home to countless terrestrials, which are just as readily deposited at the surface, resulting in a beanfeast for the local trout population. A wee, black dry fly cast to dimpling rises was just the job and despite leaden skies threatening rain this closing day was one to remember.
~This beauty couldn't resist a #20 black Klinkhamer~
~Crimson red spots-a well marked trout~