Now thru early june is the main time that the male grouse do their mating thing. In late june you can come across mamas with a half dozen chicks meandering after her. By September the chicks are almost as big as mom, if they survive that long. Typically in my experience only one or at best 2 will make it thru the summer. Walking along trails in forested areas a grouse will practically explode off the trail right next to you and scare the pee right out of you! It is even more exciting if you are on a horse, which happened to me several times a summer during my rangering days.
By the way I love the simplicity of the Tenkara set up but it is pretty limited when fishing lakes. You are dependent on finding fish cruising the shoreline. Last year I actually had a 60 fish day at WC Lake, about 30 fishing from my ultralight Supai raft and another 30 after dinner fishing from shore with spinning gear chucking a 3/8 oz z-ray. Most of the time I bring along my cook, markskor (about his only redeeming value!) so all I have to do is keep a couple of dinner fish (release the rest), clean them, and hand them to mark and if I ply him with a backcountry daiquiri and some parmesano reggiano cheese, he will cook the the fish. Coupled with some puttanesca pesto (Tehipite Tom's recipe modified for long trips in the backcountry) we have a dinner much too good for the likes of me.
I love it, a young couple that backpacks and goes to ballgames!
Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!