|First brookie of the day|
|Largest shad (alewife) of the morning|
I may be working towards a "one-fly" approach but I'm glad I haven't gotten there yet. Having a little selection has proved to be the difference between a number of successful trips and one out of three trips being successful. It's just my opinion but I think many anglers could benefit from a reduced selection in the old fly box. Less time tying and choosing flies means more time with a hook in the water.
|Stream side flower|
|Pool just up ahead|
After visiting a local nursery we brought home a variety of seeds and seedlings to start our garden. It was a little chaotic but in the end the plants were planted and watered. We even had time to mark one of my favorite phenological events of the season...the first Baltimore Oriole. Their appearance, like a clock tells me it's the last week of April every year. I think it's important to do such things with kids to get them outside and give them a better appreciation of Nature and the work that goes into getting food onto the table and marking the changes of the seasons. Hopefully, it will lay a foundation for some valuable lessons or at least bring back fond memories when they reach adulthood. Like I said....It was a good day.
|My garden buddies|