Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tight Quarter Brown

There are many pages in the journal of the small streams in brook trout forest. Pages that tell of special fish and the ways these fish are fooled into taking a fly. This is one such story.

This stream is a tight one now. Its width has been reduced to a typical late summer flow. It remains cool and continues to provide protection for the residents.

A normal day will have me bring several brookies to the surface for dry fly offering and if I'm lucky one or two will come to hand. There are those times when a wild one of a different gene will take the fly and it's these times that make it memorable.

This was one such day. It was a day after a good rain. The woods were wet, and things seem to glisten as the sun made brief appearances. The TFO 2wt was waiting deployment in this tight quarter.

As the fly worked along a deep undercut towards a foam slick the flash of a trout was visible and a second later I felt the pull of a good fish. He tried desperately to reach the roots in the undercut but was turned back by the TFO.

As I lay my hand into the water to gently lift this wild brown he seemed to just lie there, knowing that soon he would be again free.


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32 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    a nice story of success and a dandy trophy to boot.

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      For that stream a trophy for sure.

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  2. Nice Brown Brk Trt! BTW...I love the opening picture.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      That is a great stream come autumn.

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    1. tenkara ambassador,
      Thanks.
      Yes, small stream fly fishing.
      I'm retired.

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  5. Hi - Will you please post this Blog at The Fly Fishing Community at vorts.com? Our members will love it!
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  6. Alan
    I really wouldn't need to land a trout to fish in some of those streams; just being in that environment would be enough. I use a Temple Fork 3 wt --7 1/2 ft. to fish the tailrace here. I could see using the 2wt there in your area. Have you used anything longer than the 6 ft. to fish the streams there? Great Post as always

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I totally agree.
      I have a 7ft 3wt Sage that I use, and my buddy an Orvis 7ft 5wt.

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  7. what a great small stream brown...beautiful fish they are.

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  8. big sigh. the log w/ fungi among all the greenery just makes you relax...

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      That is such a pretty area on that stream.

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  9. Great photos. What a beautiful fish. It would be nice to see again this fall.

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    1. RKM,
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      I think we might have that opportunity.

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  10. Good Stuff BRK TRT!! Need some major rain though, to refill the coffers.

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    1. TROUT1,
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      That we do. Hopefully September will come through.

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  11. Great looking catch...thanks for the nh / me intel....loving the fishing up here at present!

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      That's a wonderful area your in, can't wait for your report.
      Hope the family enjoyed it.

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  12. Beautiful fish...I'm kind of partial to those little wild browns myself. Looks like a wonderful little stream.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      It's a sweet place for sure.

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  13. Lovely serene surroundings around the stream. Restores the mind and gives true rest to the soul. Nice place you have there. Wonderful brown trout too.
    Have fun and enjoy fishing for brookies and browns,
    Mats Olsson

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  14. The Jassid Man,
    Thanks.
    You said it all in those first two sentences.

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  15. Nice pics! Love those little cold Streams!

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    1. Fly Waters Edge-Kevin
      Thanks.
      I sure do also.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      Those small wild browns are hard to beat. They're going to get better.

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  17. Fantastic Aug trout! Also, those mushrooms are likely 'angel wings' (Pleurocybella porrigens) and are relatively safe to pick once you learn some basics.

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    1. 8fung.us,
      Thanks.
      Angel Wings, wish I could ID mushrooms.

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