RE:Trout fishing in gear yet?
When out the other day with the newly built 7' 4wt and fished a local stream around here. Water levels were a tad high, but very fishable. Three of us went and had a great time, as the air temps were in the low 50's and the water temp just crept above 40 degrees.
I caught a small brookie (7-8") on a little green bead caddis (sz 16) that was the trailing fly under a GRHE. I was happy as this isn't a stocked fish, but a naturally reproduced little fish.