I spent some time fishing a small brook with Alan (Small Stream Reflections) on Monday and was once again treated to some great weather and beautiful brookies. Since I had already established that the fish would attack Picket Pins, I followed his lead and tied on a dry fly. Both size 16 elk hair caddis and Garcia's Mini Hot patterns were too much for the fish to resist. After ending up catching a few on dry flies I am now a convert (although not full-time). Clearly there's method to his madness (and he's quite good at applying it). If February was always like this I'd probably learn to enjoy winter again.