Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday was the last day of September, and from the weather forecasts it was going to be about the best day. I have become a fair weather angler over the last few years, unless I'm at a distance from home and it's my last shot to fish.
So off I went to fish a small blue line in a large tract of state forest land. Bow season for deer is at hand so some precaution was taken, an orange hat in place.
The stream was in wonderful shape, full, and flowing to perfection. The signs of change are appearing on the slow side with the leaf change, with minimal color. In time I suppose it will catch up.
The brookies were very aggressive and hit the flies well, all though when they seem to slash at the fly they miss it. I did manage a few to hand.
The brookies seem to prefer the areas around the nasty stuff..... which caused the loss of some ammo.
This is a fly I took interest in when I saw it in the mouth of a trout in a blog post from Erin at "Mysteries Internal". I asked what the fly was, and she said it was a "Clown Shoe Caddis", and was tied by her friend Jay. She posted a link to how it's tied and while mine is a bit different, cause I don't have the materials it worked great. I hope Jay doesn't mind the variant.... I'll tie it right as soon as I get the materials.
This brook trout is in peak color, and slammed the Clown Shoe Caddis alongside the birch log. I did proceed to loose that fly to the log.
So the last day of September proved to be kind to this fair weather angler.
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