The Pennsylvania trout opener finally arrived and it brought mild weather along with it. We were graced with clear water throughout the weekend, and aside from early Saturday morning it was nice fishing while being able to feel my fingers.
The Cup says it all
Bacon and eggs keeps you warm in waders
A clear, sunny 41 degrees was the morning greeting. Started out with a classic Steak-and-Eggs rig, a Coyote Ugly and Apricot McFly Foam egg. The first cast brought a hookup on the egg.
She took the egg, and was the only fish to take an egg the rest of the weekend.
The Coyote Ugly
As the day warmed up, so did the fishing. With a number of fat bow's coming to the net.
The fly for most of the weekend was the Squirrels Nest Drake, until I lost the last of the four I had.
Squirrels Nest Drake
The largest fish of opening day was a 26" hen. A great battle that was the last fish of the day as well. Sadly, try as I may I could not revive her. So she was both an addition to my dinner and several meals in the freezer.
Add a little splash of color with a bright male for the full Easter weekend affect.