This was one of those small streams that was on my list to fish. I had never fished it before, but my research said it held brook trout.
Upon arriving at the stream, I found access to be quite easy, with some very handy parking. I said to myself...to easy, and that proved to be right. It was to be an enjoyable outing fishing new and what was to be productive.
I had chosen to fish a favorite fly today, one that is special. The fly has been a success for me most times I've fished it. The fly is a creation of Adirondack fly fishing legend Fran Betters. The fly is tied in a simple rough and rustic fashion, common to many of Frans flies. The fly is the "Aussable Wulff". If you want a fly that floats well, has great visibility, and catches fish, then this is the fly for you.
On this day Frans fly worked its magic on the beautiful wild brook trout, that find their home in this free flowing freestone, small stream.
While parking was easy, fishing required some rough walking to access the good water.
While fishing, time is taken to enjoy the beauty along the stream.
The "Ausable Wulff" as tied by "Fran Betters". This fly was purchased by me in Frans shop in Wilmington, N.Y.
This my attempt at the Ausable Wulff.
And when you come upon a stream like this, and you present an Ausable Wulff, just right. One of natures most beautiful wild jewels will give you the opportunity to hold him.
A male wild brook trout.