Well, Early Saturday morning I headed to the Chesterfield Gorge section of the Westfield to be greeted by an influx of flyfishers most likely the result of the overflow from the TU Indian Hollow conclave of this weekend. I like this place less crowded so I took the 15 minute drive back home and spent the day putting in my tomatoes, peppers and beans with plans for the Westfield again or the Millers for early Sunday morning. I awaken in the dead of night by the sound of heavy rain. 6am found me checking the stream flows online. The Westfield went through the roof and I had a guess that the Millers would not be far behind. So early afternoon found me in the area of the Swift's Y Pool. A few risers were seen in that heavy water. One rainbow came to the net in a spot below this section . I licked my wounds and headed home to find a great sight on my glass patio door. First I saw a Pale Evening Dun on the glass. This is a beautiful mayfly with it's rusty tan body and those beautiful smokey wings. On another section I saw a March Bown, a large fly with that give-a-way deep backward slant to the wings. Following that was a Quill Gordon Spinner (had to reference the Ames book for that one). It was then that I thought that taking a picture would be a good idea. It was except that the camera's batteries were dead. So I through them in the charger. An hour later I had a camera ready but only the Q.G. ready for a photo. The others were gone. I took two Q.G. shots and then through in an old photo that I had of a March Brown.
It's been an odd Spring - high water just went you want to get out there. Sometimes just seeing mayflies up close can make for a better day.
Hopefully the Millers will get down to dry fly level this week.