Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Hope, A Mystery, and "A Ghost"


Connecticut has many streams that have access to the sea. This is one stream located in southeast CT. It's a stream that's part of an Atlantic salmon restoration program. It's also a good trout stream,one that receives a fairly good stocking of fish. The stream has many little tribs that may run cooler than the main river, and these tribs may have some natural reproduction of trout.
Its habitat must be so that Atlantic salmon can spawn some where along its length.
Although I have never caught an adult salmon, they are present.






The salmon are protected as they should be.



While trout fishing this stream, one can locate prime salmon holding areas. I have hopes that someday my grand children can fish for the wild leaper, fresh from the sea.




The Atlantic salmon, a fish from the sea. He moves through his fresh water haunts. A ghostly figure sort of, one that is not seen but who's presence can be felt.

This streamer was created for him........."A Ghost"

21 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures and thoughts (the fly looks awesome). Keep on giving us "fuel" to our armchair fishing.
    Have fun in your endeavours,
    M.O.

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  2. nice post and a beautiful fly!

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  3. I hope both you and your grandchildren have a chance to catch some salmon. Nice little stream.

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  4. The Jassid Man,
    Thanks.
    Together we will get through the winter.

    Steve,
    Thanks.
    It was pretty much a white fly, but the peacock and the red head offset it nicely.

    Kiwi,
    Thanks.
    For many years I helped the state DEEP stock Atlantic salmon fry into the small streams of eastern CT. When asked by a state biologist why I was doing this I replied for my grand children, but if given the chance I'd love to swing flies for them too.

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  5. Beautiful stream.
    Beautiful streamer.

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  6. As always - GREAT Job. Someday that elusive beast will take that ghost. Beautiful!

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  7. Viva la Salmo salar, one of the Holy Trinity of fish to catch on the fly. We hope that one day this regal fish will be coming home again to all of New England's coastal streams and rivers.

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  8. thats one nice fly,red head looks reaql good

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  9. I look at those flies and feel inadequate as a tyer. They are so cool.

    Mark

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  10. Man you've sure got some beautiful water in your backyard. Great looking fly... as always.

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  11. Nice pics. Several years ago i fished the stocked salmon area on my side of the state and caught one. I too hope the Atlantic Salmon will make a come back along with the winter flounder, mackerel, and cod.

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  12. e.m.b.,
    Thanks

    AYearOnTheFly,
    Thanks.
    That would make a fine painting..an Atlantic salmon on a Ghost streamer.

    penbayman,
    Thanks.
    I have the same hopes too.

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  13. phly,
    Thanks.
    That red head did highlight the fly very well.

    Shoreman,
    Thanks.
    I appreciate it.

    Darren MacEachern,
    Thanks.

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  14. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
    Thanks.
    We are fortunate. For a small state we do have some quality waters.

    Savage,
    Thanks.
    I do to.
    Winter flounder was on of my favorite salty fish.
    Niantic bay was a favorite haunt of mine.

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  15. Can't be seen, but can be felt. And what a feeling it is. I hope your grandchildren get that chance.

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  16. Sanders,
    Thanks.
    I would truly hope they are given the chance.

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  18. I too also hope to hook into an Atlantic salmon in CT one day. I have yet to, but a friend has been lucky enough TWICE. It will happen.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I hope your grandchildren have the opportunity to fish for those salmon as well. As always a beautiful streamer!

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  20. Passinthru Outdoors,
    Thanks.
    It's a tough road to bring them back, but progress is there.

    Bill,
    Thanks.
    I surely would like that to happen.

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