It has been a long, cold winter coupled with a painfully gradual spring arrival. This fly fishers has been going stir crazy waiting for the magical arrival of the Hendrickson's. After watching the weather and flows I managed to get out for a little meet and greet with some of old friends. Touching base with one of my favorite hatches rekindles my connection to the natural cycle of life within a the waters I frequent. After such a long wait the afterglow of the encounter has left a semi-permanent smile on my face.