I've been wanting to go to Blue Springs Creek for awhile now and finally got the chance to go Saturday. I don't know much about that area so I followed my GPS to Highway N and eventually came to a spot were the GPS told me to make a left on an asphalt road that had signs for both Blue Spring Creek Conservation Area and and something called Blue Springs Ranch. The asphalt road turned into gravel and eventually I crossed a small concrete bridge and just past that a parking lot on the right. I got there about 9:00 AM. I mention all this for those who are familiar with the area.
At any rate I got my waders on, strung my fly rod and tied a fly. As I walked across the bridge I saw a trout (hard to judge size under water but maybe 6-7 inches) flash across a pool and hide under some overhanging rocks. "Spooky wild trout" I muttered to my self "this should be interesting." I decided I would walk upstream for quite a bit and fish my way back down. I thought If I took my time maybe that trout would come out of hiding and I could sneak up on it. As I worked my way back down stream I caught this little guy (maybe Johnsfolly can identify it, but I certainly can't) but nothing else.
Several hours, and no trout later, I was back near were I spotted that trout. Pretty much crawled into casting range and after a few casts I realized the trout had not come back out of hiding. Oh well. It was a interesting experience in a type of fly fishing I had not done before. I did learn a few things for next time.