I returned to a small stream in a nearby state forest yesterday afternoon after hearing from BRK TRT that the fish were active and readily taking cream-colored dry flies. Before heading upstream where Alan had been the day before, I fished a section downstream that lead to a large/deep pool that had previously given up some nice brookies. I drifted a cream Ausable Bomber downstream into the pool and wasn't surprised when it was attacked. What stunned me was what I found at the end of my tippet. I knew they were in this stream, since I caught one last winter, but I never imagined that there would be one this large and colorful.
Alan was right about the fish being reactive to cream-colored flies. I'm not surprised since there were a fair number of small similarly colored flies over the stream (yellow stoneflies or caddis). I also saw in flight a beautiful yellow mayfly (sulphur?). I had a good number of strikes (and lost fish) as I moved upstream. Next time I'll bring a smaller dry fly (as Alan suggested, a cream parachute) and improve my odds of landing a few more of these wild fish.