The weather is getting colder here in New England. Perhaps it is time to start thinking about cleaning my gear and giving it a rest. The fall has seen some good action on New England lakes and streams, but with the days getting shorter, I find that I am spending more and more time at the bench. The up side of that is that I have had time to create a few new patterns, and have a few last days to test them on the fish. The Dark Vader has already proven its mettle.