Well, I started my fishing this year on April Fool's Day! I don't usually start on the first day of the normal season, but I was fishing a new venue this year and eager to get out. This venue comprises two small lakes (~1-1.5 acres each) and one much larger lake (several acres). I started on the larger of the small lakes and standing on a high bank, could see fish milling about under the surface. I could not distinguish the shapes of them but they were there, advertising their presence by swirls under the surface. I cast out one of my 'new' black pheasant tail nymphs (12) and on the second cast was rewarded with a take. But the fish took an exceptional liking to the fly and decided to keep it and we parted company, albeit too quickly for my liking.
However, a new fly tied on, this time a more conventional PTN, and cast into the same area rewarded my perseverance with a very fit Rainbow. A second and third fish fish followed soon after, to similar flies and I ended my first visit with a creditable catch of three very fit and plump rainbows.