Sunday, February 19, 2012

Recon, and Some Other Stuff


Yesterday was a day to spend around the house. Pick up a few things at the store coffee being one of them. Stop buy the pharmacy and pick up a prescription and then go home and just do not much of anything.
Well the sitting home didn't last long. The idea was sent out to visit a few streams I had not fished in a long time. The outing was just to see how they looked after the nor'easter that wreaked havoc on us back in October.
Upon arriving at the stream I was surprised by how good a shape the stream was in. Its waters were flowing clear and crisp. There was minimal debris in and along the stream and despite a lack of rain for awhile it had good volume.
I did not take the fly rod so I could not give a report on the fishing. I will give you a report on that soon.




A beautiful freestone stream. This was not always the case with this stream.


While this stream is so close to home and I have barely fished it. This may change soon with the price of fuel.


Natures art. This painting is offered at no charge.


Just a few words about the Grey's fly box. I picked this up Friday at Up Country fly shop. What a good buy. It cost 15.00 and is similar to a C+F at a cost of 40.00.



These are a few variations of a proven pattern. They shall be tested today.

29 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    nice post on your close to home freestone brooks. The Berkshires in Mass where I live are peppered with such close to home streams as yourself.
    I too have a simular fly box purchased from LL Beans, and I love it. You can carry a real load of flies in one box.
    Good luck with those newly ties flies, and will wait to hear about your success.....DRYFLYGUY

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Close is good these days.
      I take it you like the Beans fly box.

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  2. Beautiful stream. I should be so lucky. The bomber variants look great.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      You have a few good ones in you neck of the woods.

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  3. Great post and a nice reminder that I need to work on tying some small dry flies for the season. I've had streamers on the brain for a while. Some very temping pools there. Looking forward to the follow-up and some brookies from this water.

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    1. Darren MacEachern,
      Thanks.
      That project you have took some major time and it shows.
      Time to think brookies.

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  4. Great picture of what look like mushrooms.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Some beauty from the stream side.

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  5. Very nice looking stream, Gas prices are keeping me local for sure. Also I wondering about the box. For dries, does or will it smash hackles???? I keep all my dry hackles in a loose compartment box to not smash the hackle. Great looking bombs, Looks deadly. Happy fishing!

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    1. Johnny Utah,
      Thanks.
      I have had no problems with crushed hackles.

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  6. A very nice post Brk Trt (Brook Trout?)! Lovely little stream with nice surroundings. I really like the flies in your hand. Maybe I'll tie some of them myself. Awaiting a successful story about your fishing in this stream.

    Have fun enjoying the nature as well as fly fishing,
    M.O.

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      Those patterns work well here. I'd love to see how they work over there.

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  7. Mother Nature heals herself quite nicely when left alone without interference from man. That's some beautiful water for sure.
    I own at least a half dozen of those very same grey's boxes. Like you said , for the price you can't go wrong ,I find them every bit as good as the C&F boxes.
    I like those flies , I have a few little creeks where the locals might find those very much to their liking!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      Mother Nature cures if man gets out of the way.
      The Greys boxes, I may pick up a few more too.

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  8. Brk
    Got to have a fishng report on those streams, they really look like they would produce. The Greys fly box is worth the money because of the 4 tray rack. You can get a bunch of flies in there. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      They sure do hold a lot of flies.

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  9. Nice water and nice flies. They kind of look like a griffiths gnat with a chartreuse puff.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
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      Your right. A pretty simple fly. Hope they work.

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  10. Creek looks great. good luck.

    Mark

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  11. Beautiful Water and some great flies!! I have a few boxes from a company in Northern Cali called "Irideus", they specialize in Spey rods,reels,lines boxes and flies but have a few smaller boxes for trout sized flies. Many of their boxes are similar designs of the C&F boxes, and Sci-Angler boxes that run $25-$50 but heres the catch, you can buy 3-4 of their boxes, same "molding" I'd say, still for less money brand new on their Ebay-store page!! Gotta love "Brand Names"!!

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    1. Tony,
      Thanks.
      I'll have to check them out. Choices are a good thing.

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  12. Nice post Brk Trt..and yes the price of fuel is a consideration..maybe I won't buy that new fly rod I was thinking about..that should fund a few trips to the north woods!

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I'll be up your way tomorrow, well almost. Going to Kittery, Cape Nednick.

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  13. Gas has been a real killer for the traveling angler.

    I find myself staying a little closer to home too nowadays.

    The flies look great! I'm sure the trout will approve.

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  14. G Lech,
    Thanks.
    Yes it hurts.
    But from yours and Johnny Utah's posts you have some great fishing pretty close.

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  15. Beautiful looking fungi-- limey, fan-tailed creations, with complementary dry flies, too!

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  16. great photos as usual. I also have a few of those greys fly boxes and you can't beat that price.

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  17. love the look of that freestone. looks like a good stream to have close by. nice looking bugs, I'm sure they'll bring a few smiles.

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