I've been patient and persistent, and I finally caught my brown troutie. Three in fact!
It is thrilling to catch a fish after trying so hard to get everything right - the fly, the cast, the spot, the timing, the rhythm, the subtlety of the fly in the water. Those fish are pretty fickle. I love how a few hours on the River goes by in no time because I am concentrating so much on everything around me and being so observant. It's a good meditative exercise.