Thursday, August 30, 2012

"400"

Well it's been a little over two years ago that I started this blog. Today marks the 400th post of "Small Stream Reflections". I have tried to keep this blog simple and enjoyable, just like the fishing I do as well as the simple but elegant pleasures that are associated with small streams.

In these photos that follow I hope to show you some of the simple and wonderful beauty associated with what I believe is the most rewarding type of fly angling.

I want to thank all of you who have and continue to read this blog. I will try to bring you more of the pleasures I have and hopefully will continue to have in the future.

Small Stream, solitude.


Simple flies.


Ham and cheese, with black coffee. A stream side lunch served on a moss covered rock. Simple but elegant as Filet Mignon and Merlot.


Wild brook trout taken from a small stream.


You don't have to fish a small stream to enjoy your day. Just look around.


A wild jewel. He is native to our New England waters.


A small stream wild brown. His beauty is a very close second to the brook trout.


Can you count the colors in this little piece of earth.


You don't need a large fly box for small streams. And usually a size 14 will work.


The end of a fine day of angling small streams. An "Apple Cider" donut and coffee.


One of the greatest pleasures I have is "Passing it On", to the future.

CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE


43 comments:

  1. You have done a brilliant job of sharing and conveying your appreciation of Nature and all that it has to offer. I look forward to your next 400.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I hope to continue, and give my best.

      Delete
  2. congrats, thats certainly a tremendous number of posts in a few short years, your content is king though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Blake,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad you find it enjoyable.

      Delete
  3. Nicely done Alan! Great content, beautiful images and mouth watering food shots...what more can you ask for!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      I try to give a balanced show.

      Delete
  4. Unfortunately, time passes quickly. Personally, I like to read and watch "Small Stream Reflections". Thus, to some extent recognize another country. Well, people! Good luck in pursuing your blog. I would like to my blog and fishing were half as beautiful as "Small Stream Reflections". Greetings from Polish!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tomek O,
      Thanks.
      I really appreciate your comments, my friend from Poland. I hope you'll continue to follow, and I hope I can maintain the quality.

      Delete
  5. Alan - congrats on the 400 posts ! Where are you storing all your pictures? (I just started running up on my limit on google).

    Your blog sets the standard in my book; simple, straight forward text, not overly flowery or dramatic, beautiful photos, fishing and fly tying, variety of posts all done with a charming balance. Keep up the good work !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I truly appreciate the comments. I hope to give it my best.

      Delete
  6. Congratulations on 400 posts! Simple is good and you capture the 'essence' of small stream fishing very well. Your posts, pictures, and commentary are always a treat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      Your fine comments from the woods of PA. are special.

      Delete
  7. Congrats on the milestone, Alan! You certainly set the bar high for simple, yet powerful, posts about your passion for small streams. Always a joy to stop by.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Steve Zakur,
      Thanks.
      Wonderful comments from one who enjoys a small stream.

      Delete
  8. Hey Alan. Congrats on 400. Keep them coming.

    Mark

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      I'm going to try buddy.

      Delete
  9. I have been reading your blog for two years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Your observations are spot on. Small stream fly angling, for me, is the best here in the
    Blue Ridge Mts. of Va. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your long time interest. And I've never fished the streams of the Blue Ridge, but have seen much of the jewels they can give up.

      Delete
  10. Congratulations, Alan. Small. Simple. Beautiful. A potent and refreshing antidote for the overblown self-promotion that assails us from all sides. Thanks, and keep the faith.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      You have said a lot, thanks.

      Delete
  11. Congrats Al!! Simply put, OUTSTANDING!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Pete I appreciate you stopping by and offering your welcomed comments.

      Delete
  12. I read your site as a rescue from the daily grind until i can get out and enjoy my own small stream adventure. I love the simpleness of your posts, and the feeling in which each one is created. Congrats on the milestone, and keep them coming!

    JPSierraGuy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      Simplicity is the key to the enjoyment the small stream can offer, the rest falls in.

      Delete
  13. Brk Trt,
    nice post! "Simple" The way I like it!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Appreciated my friend from the Massachusetts Berkshires.

      Delete
  14. You do the best pics and reports Al. You live in a very beautiful area and now I want an apple cider donut!

    All the Best
    Johnny Utah
    www.utahsflycorner.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Johnny Utah,
      Thanks.
      Your fine comments are always welcomed.
      Get yourself a donut, it's on me.

      Delete
  15. i don't fish, but i loved this post. so much beauty - and a ham and cheese to boot! :)

    congrats on 2 years and 400!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Perhaps we can change that, fishing that is.

      Delete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. BRK TRT, your incredible blog is what created my small-stream mania. And I thank you for it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      Small streams, wild trout, things to get wild about.

      Delete
  18. Alan
    Your blog is one of my favorites on the net. The main reason I like it is yes you keep it simple and your images is always outstanding. I also like the fact you keep it fish oriented, with a little outdoors themes thrown in every once in a while. The brook trout you land are some of the most colorful I have ever seen any there---in fact you should think about framing some. Keep posting those great stories and I will continue to enjoy reading all of them. Congrats on your 400th.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I have tried to keep that theme since I started. I'm glad that you find enjoyment.

      Delete
  19. Big fan of the blog. Congrats on #400!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michissippi,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad you enjoy it.

      Delete
  20. This post typifies what I love about Small Stream Reflections. Simplicity, a way with words and some great photography. Thank Alan and congrats.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Howard Levett,
      Thanks.
      I try to keep that in most of my posts.

      Delete
  21. Looking forward to the next two years and the next 400 posts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sanders,
      Thanks.
      As I am looking forward to writing them.

      Delete
  22. Congrats on your 400th Alan! Looking forward to many more!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I'm looking to do just that.

      Delete