With the arrival of October there are some new hopes of better times astream. We have been blessed with some much needed rainfall. This water will perhaps enable the wild brook trout to move upstream to their spawning areas. The last few days of September I took a walk along a stream observing trout movement, they were there, and very cautious. Now with some depth and width to the stream their movements will be easier to conceal.
I also tied a few new patterns that were created in The Smoky Mountains.
The inspiration coming from a friend, John,"Apache Trout" who is on a trip in The Smoky's pursuing trout on the streams of Southern Appalachia.
With a frost being predicted in the next week the time was now to harvest a few native tomatoes to use in a homemade Minetsrone soup.
I plan to fish this small trout stream in a day or two as I turn the page.