For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I had the pleasure of fishing several small streams yesterday. These streams are located pretty close to each other, being within 15 miles. I guess by today's standards that's close. The weather was a light overcast, with some breaks of sun. The air temp a comfortable 70 or so. What I noticed is how great these streams are in. They had wonderful flows and the water temps were 60 or so. A few of these waters I have not fished in years, don't ask me why because I couldn't give you an answer.
Well armed with a box of dries and wets, my small stream selection, and the 2wt I started to rediscover these waters. It was not long before the first little guy went for the Pin. He did not hookup, but a good sign. As the hours went by these small waters gave me the pleasure of their beauty as well as the jewels they hold.
Streamside beauty comes in many forms.
This pool was a challenge. After many attempts to put my fly in that sweet spot, its where the foam lies against the boulder and the log. I managed to drift the Bomber into position and the trout hit. I managed to bring a fine brookie to my hand. He appeared to be a fish of 12 inches. As I lay my hand under his body he twisted and was back into his refuge. His photo is in my mind and perhaps at another meeting a hard photo will be offered.
These streams gave me a wonderful day.
Taken this day on only two flies. I can never get enough of these wild streams and what they have to offer.