Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring, And


Fished this wonderful small wild trout stream. It's a stream that holds both browns and brookies. And like previous visits there have been stone flies hatching in droves, but not a lot of trout rising. Now in a large tail water with various species of insects you would say the trout have choices and stages to dine on but in a small stream it's eat the one that's there or go hungry.
So my thought was they were feeding on the nymph, which might have been the case, but with my not liking fishing with this type of fly I had the choice of a wet or a dry. I chose the dry, a reversed parachute emerger. It is a simple pattern as far as materials go, but tying it can be a bit of a pain. It's a pattern first brought to my attention by fly tyer and angler Roy Christie.
Well my decision proved to be OK for the trout responded, and the makings for a fine outing began.





Spring, the first greening up of stream side vegetation.


A handsome wild brown and the fly he could not resist.


Late morning, first day of spring and a hemlock shaded trout stream.


Accept for the tying of the parachute at the rear of the hook it's a pretty simple pattern.


Another resident who could not let that struggling fly be.





29 comments:

  1. Stone flies seem to be everywhere this year. That River looks like a great place to spend some time and catch a few fish. Wet hiking boots are a sure sign of a good adventure.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      I can't recall seeing as many as I have observed this year. Wet hikers are pretty much an every time out thing.

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  2. Looks like it was a nice outing. I'm jealous.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Only a couple weeks til your open.

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  3. I cant think of a better spring day.

    Nicely done.

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    1. G Lech,
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      It sure was a fine one.

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  4. Gorgeous wild browns. Very rich colors.

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    1. Johnny Utah,
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      These seemed to be more detailed, and not that silvery color.

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  5. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Ben

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    1. AZWanderings,
      Thanks.
      Ben thanks for stopping by.

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  6. As usual, great photos. I can't wait to see more of these fish. Oh wait, I saw 10,000 of them this morning. They were only 1.5 inches though.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      Were they wild though?

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    2. Store bought Cortland strain. Cute though.

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    3. I'll bet they are, and a valuable food source to some.

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  7. they are bonnie looking trout, great photographs.

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  8. Hi Brk Trt!

    Lovely place to fly fish for trout. It's possible fishing here in the Ljusnan river too now. Have to stand on the edge of the ice though. Haven't been out yet since we are preparing to move to a city called Gävle about 100 kilometers from here. A lot to do to get things ready.

    Have fun playing the trout in your lovely streams,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      It's beautiful. I hope you move gos well.

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  9. Brk
    These streams that you fished are unreal. I wouldn't even have to land a trout in these kinds of settings, just to be there would be a plus. I really like the patterns you were using. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill there are times when I just stop along the way and sit and enjoy what's going on around the stream. The catching is welcomed plus.

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  10. Oh man, beautiful! Those trout were well worth getting wet for. Glad to see Spring is hitting.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      I don't mind getting wet, as long as it's not January.

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  11. Another successful outing for you Brk Trt..I know (?) that you don't like waders but how about hip boots? On these small streams how long is your leader/tippet ? Great looking fish!

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      At times I do put on hippers, but I prefer to walk along the stream and fish with hiking shoes.
      I use a braided leader of about 4ft, to which I attach a 2ft 6x tippet.

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  12. Still amazing to look at those pictures and not see a stitch of white stuff on the ground...another great day!

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  13. Just wondering if the streams you frequent are class 1 WTMA areas? I believe I saw you a month or so ago at the T.Hoosen Great blog and beautiful pics . Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Is that the fly that is called the purple haze?

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