On my sunrise walk with Tessie along the Willowemoc this morning we failed to see any fly activity - but saw a good-sized rise in the pool - followed immediately by a female merganser that appeared out of nowhere and skittered across the water until she stopped right where the rise was! (Mergansers are fish-eating ducks, and in drought conditions on smaller streams, are notorious for circling a pool and submerging, cleaning out the entire pool of its finny residents.)

Looking across the river, I saw another fairly good rise just upstream of a pair of mallards - fortunately these ducks are not predatory to the trout as their merganser cousins are. The fish rose twice, with not even a look from the mallards.