|Hendrickson with egg sack|
As the water levels continue to recede on the Ausable, the dry fly fishing is starting to pick up. Yesterday evening I headed up river from Wilmington to do some fishing. Brookie and I started off fishing in a pocket water section of the catch and release area; we pulled one rainbow out using heavy nymphs. Then we decided to check out the insect activity further up along River Road. Standing on a slow moving section of river, we enjoyed watching the many Hendrickson spinners and a few trout feeding. We didn't even fish; we just observed the spectacle and tried to photograph a Hendrickson. It wasn't easy to find one that wanted to sit still for a photo shoot. This one sat on my finger just long enough for a few pictures before flying off.