Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I do enjoy this March

These places along a small stream can very productive, and this one did live up to that.


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.


31 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures as always! I'm glad that you are enjoying this March.

    Have fun with the beautiful brookies,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      It's been great so far.

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  2. Spring is in swing down your way Brk Trt.nice comparison photos between the brookie and brownie.. and thanks for the skunk cabbage update!

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  3. Browns and brookies on dry flies , that's as good as it gets in my book!
    No time for work now...that breakfast sandwich pic has got me thinking FOOD as I sit here at my desk , off to find something in the lunchbox to cure that feeling.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      We must have the same book.

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  4. Great pics as always and enjoy your March!

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    1. G Lech,
      Thanks.
      What a sweet month so far.

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  5. The first pic of that run with the undercut, just screams trout. The winter has so mild that I first noticed skunk cabbage in early febuary around here. Something I have never seen. A beautiful brown and brook, and I will have to give the reverse parachute another go. Breakfast is good all day in my book.

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    1. Johnny Utah,
      Thanks.
      That was one beautiful spot. Crazy winter.

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  6. I envy you being able to go out and enjoy days like these,up here the water is still hard.

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    1. phly,
      Thanks.
      I hope I can give you some relief with the photos. Hang in there.

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  7. This time of year is beautiful...just as everything is breaking out, sighing in the sun. Those brookies look nice and healthy...and plump, for just getting through winter. Breakfast for lunch or dinner -- pancakes for dinner is one of my favorites!

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    1. e.m.b.,
      Thanks.
      The trout have done well in this mild winter. I to love a supper of pancakes.

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  8. Breakfast any time of the day is doable.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      Eggs and sausage, good any time.

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  9. Breakfast for lunch, hell, for any meal, is always a good thing. Tied up a bunch of Bombers last week. May fish them briefly this evening on the way to a TU meeting. Spring is acomin!

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    1. Steve Zakur,
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      That Bomber has been working well. Hope your brief outing gos well.

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  10. A great time of the year indeed, i wish we had lovely brookies like that over here.

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    1. brian,
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      Every thing is new this time of year. Where is over here?

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  11. Sounds like a great day on the water, with beautiful active fish. Although there was considerable insect activity, I wasn't able to tease them to the surface. You must have tired them out!

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      The hatch was on, and up they came.
      You'll get them next time.

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  12. Looks like a great day on the water. Some beautiful fish to boot.

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    1. Passinthru Outdoors,
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      Lots of fun for sure. The trout a wonderful bonus.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks,
      Small and pristine.

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  14. Brk
    Beautiful stream, but for me it would take some tight casting to connect with some of those brookies. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      The casting can be a bit tricky at times, but it's not as bad as it looks.

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  15. This was a great post. Great photos and flies. That looks like a good thing to eat for lunch:) Dinner sure why not :) Thanks for sharing. Tight Lines.

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    1. Trout MaGee,
      Thanks.
      Eggs can be so versatile, add a little ham or bacon and let eat.

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