Friday, December 31, 2010

2010, A Reflection

The little trout stream where my last fishing trip of 2010 took place.

As this year comes to a close I can say for the most part it was a good year. I had a profound change happen to me in early November. In a short few minutes I experienced the bad and the very good in our society. And it changed the way I now look at my life.

My fishing outings have been great, lots of new flies used, but I seem to stay with the old familiar patterns. I found myself fishing dry flies, more and more, where in the past almost alway's the streamer was tied on first.

So as I close out 2010, my wife Jeanette and I are looking foward to a tradition of ours that go's back many years. Every New Years Eve we select a restaurant and go out and to enjoy a "Burger", with all the trimmings. We will arrive at around 5pm, place our order and enjoy this special Burger. We come home and have a beverage of choice, watch the TV for a while and turn in for the night. Jeanette has to be at work at 4am so there are not to many late nights. This has worked for us so very well.

As for the fishing report for the last outing of 2010, I would love to show a photo of a beautiful wild trout. That did not happen. I had only one hookup on that day, and the fish never came to hand. It was still a special and memorable day.

Just under the log, in front of the large stone to the right of the photo, as the Picket Pin came to a stop one of those precious residents of the stream hit the fly. A slight skirmish and it was gone.

One of my favorite foods of 2010, Meatballs. Heck its one of my favorite foods of all time.

To a sweet, prosperous, safe. healthy, "2011" to all......HAPPY NEW YEAR


  1. I enjoyed all your posts from 2010 and look forward to the 2011 posts.

    Thanks for sharing and I wish you and Jeanette a very safe and healthy new year.

  2. Wishing you both a safe & happy 2011!
    Looking forward to fishing with you next year (tomorrow). :)
    We'll start the year off right fishing for wild gems.

  3. Happy New Year Brk. Would it be to much to ask for some "burger porn" in your next post? I love your blog for the brookie fishing, but the food always puts it over the top.

  4. It's been wonderful reading your posts and I look forward to many more in 2011..Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Passinthru, Happy New Year to you your family.

    Apache Trout, we had some good trips in 2010, and to start 2011 out on a trip is special.

    Troutrageous1, Happy New Year, your family oriented posts are special. Not to many Shirley Temples tonight for Lilly.

    penbayman, Happy New Year to my friend up north.
    I've been doing some research on salter streams in your neck of the woods. Who knows.

  6. Thank you for all the photos and posts, and i look forward to 2011's photo reel! Happy New Year!

  7. Savage,
    Thanks, and a Happy New Year to you.

  8. A happy new year my friend, and many good days on the river.

  9. Brk TRT,
    Happy New Years to you & yours! I just recently found your blog 2 weeks ago or so, and its a great find.

    Man, upside down pine apple cake? Yum, I haven't had that desert in 20 yrs. Brings back memories.....DRYFLYGUY

  10. New guy here, also found this blog two weeks ago, have not even set up an account, just wanted to say that you have a great blog and great pictures. You are now bookmarked as my favorite fishing blog.
    Happy New Year to you, best of luck in 2011, and be safe.
    Rich from MA

  11. flyfishermanrichard,
    Thanks, and Happy New Year

    Thanks for the compliments. And its been a long time for me also not tasting a that fine cake.

    Rich from MA,
    Thank you. I hope you will visit and comment often. Happy New Year.

  12. Happy new year Brk. I hope you and your family have a prosperous new year and may none of your rises be short and all your knots hold.

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pics of the brook trout and the streams that you fish.


  13. Happy 2011 to you and yours. I hope this year brings good health and happiness and a full creel (if you were to keep them all). Thanks for all of the 2010 posts and photos. Your blog has been one of my very favorites since I got into this "blogging thing". Keep them coming.

  14. Morne,
    Thank you for the compliments.I would like to wish you and yours a Happy New Year.

    Happy New Year. Thank you for the compliments.
    I enjoy those Tenkara flies.