For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Some folks, those that don't fish and perhaps those who seek larger fish often say why do you fish for those wee guys. Most of the time I respond it's enjoyable for me. This is a quick answer and one that will usually suffice. But there is more to it than that and here are a few more reasons I seek these wild ones on small waters.
The streams they call home are reason enough to seek them. The wonder of a trout living his whole life in such places. The scant offerings of food, the vigilance needed to stay alive, and the thought of spending ones life in a few hundred yards of stream is truly remarkable.
There is a challenge sneaking up on these fish and presenting your offering to them. On this day I was able to see brookies rising in various places along the stream. Some of the rise forms were subtle and some were very splashy.Trying to determine what was being dined on is imposable at least for me. So you fish a variety of flies until you find the "Kinda Fly". That's the one that works.
In this pool I observed little rise forms, dimples. The trout were taking small emergers. I tossed what I though to be close enough, and was rewarded with a beautiful brookie.
This was not the midge they were feeding on, but is was Kinda like it.
This pool was quiet as far as rises go but it looked so promising. And when the fly came between the rock and the log the pool erupted in a very splashy rise and take.
In a few moments I was pleased to hold this wonder.
Why do I fish these small waters...... I "Kinda" like it.