Haven't had a single day to get to the mountains in February till today, the last Sunday of the month. It was a gorgeous day with the temp getting close to 70 and a partly cloudy sky, so after church I headed up to the Jefferson National Forest to hit a stream for an hour. I also got a new 6'6'' custom 3/4 weight fly rod last week and was due for trying it out! Now my goal this year is to catch at least one fish (Preferably a trout) every single month this year, and with zero trips fishing in February, I needed to catch a fish on this trip today. It rained pretty good on Friday so the creeks here are back to it's normal levels after this abnormally dry month. Started out fishing a Beadhead nymph, after about 4 cast into this nice pool I noticed a couple fish rising, but could not figure out what they were rising at. A couple cast later I noticed a whitish/gray hatch start fluttering on the water and then get slammed by a brookie. I quickly matched it with a White adams and made a cast I got the fish to rise but it was a miss. Moved on to the next pool and slowly drifted the dry by a rock and a brookie quickly jumped at it. It felt good to put a little bend in my new fly rod and nothing like a wild brookie as the first fish on a new rod that is inscripted "Brookie Slayer."