I went to my favorite class 1 stream for one last fishing trip before Christmas (unless I can sneak out again). The forecast was for sun, but as usual the forecasters were not quite right. Limited sun was more like it. The water temperature was a chilly 39 deg F. This time I did not slip on an icy rock and fall in, like my last time out. The fishing was very slow, although for the first time I did spot a number of fish. My eyes must be getting better (more likely it was the lower water level). It took a while but I did ultimately catch two browns, one on a San Juan worm and one on bead-head Whitlock's squirrel nymph. Once again I ran into BRK TRT. I hope that my preceding him down the stream did not ruin his time on the water. Although the number of strikes and catches for me has declined dramatically, I am still enjoying my first fall trout fishing since I began this hobby more than 40 years ago. Happy Holidays to everyone.