It’s been a while coming but it would appear that autumn is finally arriving here in the mountains. Yesterday it was 39 degrees when we waded in with our tenkara rods. The fall colors were breaking out and the fish were biting. Our hatchery supported streams have all received fish and some of them are pretty good size! The day did warm beautifully and we hiked up to brook trout water in the afternoon where we found good numbers of local natives ready to grab a dry fly. Good company, lunch in the warm sun and a low overflight by a bald eagle rounded out what was pretty much a perfect fall day here in WNC. I can’t wait to get out again.