So far this year we in the northeast, especially Connecticut, have been blessed with enough rainfall to keep our streams fresh and free flowing.
This is a big improvement over last year when a lack of rain was almost a disaster.
The stream I fished the other day is one of the ones that had a rough go of it last year, but from the photos of it now it appears to be in wonderful shape. It also fished very well.
The stream is a typical mountain freestone, with lots of color. It's surrounded by large hemlocks, and hardwoods. Just sitting by its waters you can hear natures concert, with the birds at full voice.
This little Emerger/Dry fly has been producing very well. It's a generic pattern that's not to hard to tie. I'll vary the body color, and hackle, to produce a variety of stream bugs.
This little beaver pond, thats not active, and in need of repair, gave up some wonderful little brookies in the 4 to 6 inch size. I would have fished this spot a while, only the mosquitos were on a feeding frenzy.
This wild gem was a surprise. He almost looked to big to be in the stream.
He also came back for the fly three times, before coming to hand. When I released him into the water, I said thanks.
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