Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday Afternoon



Saturday afternoon my wife and I took a drive to one of our favorite places. Its a lovely stream that flows through a beautiful hemlock and oak forest. The woods were cool except where the sun was able to break through. Just to walk along its banks is pleasure enough, but to have a fly rod in hand is heaven.

I tied on a Bomber and began running it down the riffles and runs, with the thought of a brookie rising quickly to the fly. But after many attempts I soon realized that the fish were not looking up. I opened my box and selected a wet fly, one of only a few I carry. A "Picket Pin". Several casts into the stream soon led me to believe it was a good decision. The wild brookies in this stream gave me a wonderful afternoon. Their beauty as well as the place they call home made this Saturday afternoon special.



The brookies showed a preferance for a wet fly,"Picket Pin"

A welcomed and refreshing time.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pictures! I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon with a loved one. I am glad to see you got a few trout before the heat returns.

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  2. That looks like a really nice little stream. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. savage,
    Thanks. Yes the heat is back. Hopefully the nights are cool, and there is less daylight. A possible bout with a hurricane later in the week.

    Terry,
    Your welcome. It truly is a sweet piece of water, located in the Berkshires.

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  4. Great post and pics, asalways. Funny - you and Bill (Fall Road Archer) both had success on brookies with Picket Pins. That was one of the first flies I ever fished with any success, but it's been years since I used one. Might need to add a few to the arsenal

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  5. Very nice. Sounds like the ideal way to spend a nice weekend day. Just curious, does your wife fish at all?

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  6. I like the picture of the mushroom. I am a sucker for wierd pictures.

    The Average Joe Fisherman
    http://averagejoefisherman.blogspot.com/

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  7. wolfy,
    Its a great fly, trout and landlocked salmon love it.


    troutrageous1,

    She does at times, but she likes the walks in and the beauty of the streams. She also enjoys taking photos.


    Ryan,
    I also enjoy the odd things found in the places I fish.

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  8. I so enjoy your blog. The photos are exceptional. One question. How do you approach fishing these streams with wet, soft hackle flies? Down streams swing? Or up stream with a high rod tip? I just fished a really small brook in NJ this past weekend. Caught one small brook trout using your Ausable Bomber hook size reco. Beautiful fish. So thanks!

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