Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Recovery........ and a Small Stream
I was fortunate to fish a small stream last Thursday for several hours. This was the first time fishing this stream since the heavy rains from tropical storm Irene pushed through.
The storm changed this stream scouring out new holes, silting others and putting trees in several locations. Upon looking at it you wonder how the trout could hang on, but hang on they did.
It took a lot work for me to present the flies to my quarry, but when it was right they responded with authority. Many of my hookups were just that on and then off. There were a few beautiful wild survivors that came to hand.
As I sit and write this post it is softly raining, listening to the rain I think of the sounds of the stream as it cascades on its never ending run..... all is well in Brook Trout Forest.
These stream side flowers, must have been covered with the heavy currents which were able to move trees, yet they held on to show their beauty.
Their fall colors are beginning to show.
Along this flat rock, the water was deep and clear. A brook trout of about 10 inches rose the the fly.....he was on, but not for long. He won the battle.
That pool produced several rises, and one to hand. So small and fragile.... yet strong enough to beat a tropical storm.
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