Good morning friends. I started this post with the intention of telling you of the last few outings I've enjoyed fishing a small stream. I will fulfill that idea just as soon as the Green Mountain takes hold and jolts my memory and allows me to put it down on the page.
This winter has been incredible as far as the weather. It's been a mild one for sure. This has led to some fantastic fishing including my last two outings.
I started fishing dry flies, the first one a Haystack pattern. If your not familiar with the Haystack it's a pattern created by Fran Betters. It's a comparadun that will bring attention to the surface. If you look at the fly with its wing flaring out it looks like a haystack.
Well it didn't take long to hookup on a few wild brookies, that clump of hair was to much to let pass.
I also used a reversed tied parachute. This pattern is a wonderful floater and has great visibility, and when pulled just under the water it can drive fish "wild".
The beauty of these patterns is they can be tied using many colors and represent a lot of bugs.
Trout were active in many locations on the stream. This riffle saw several fish chase the fly. Wonderful times in the first weeks of March.
"Skunk Cabbage" it's breaking the surface is a sure sign of spring. It's colors are brilliant when the sun hits the plant just right.
One of the pleasures of spring, wild brookies on a dry fly. A Haystack dry fly.
The results of a reversed parachute. The brown was released quickly vowing not to eat that bug again.
Breakfast for lunch...ah what the hell.