For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, September 3, 2012
Structure and Undercuts
Structure. You hear of the importance of this from anglers all over, weather it be large waters such as lakes, big rivers, and even in the salt. I believe there is no where else where structure is more valuable than in a small stream.
Structure in a small stream can be logs, large boulders, woody debris, leaf jams, and foam. But the best structure is an undercut bank. When you find such a place you can bet there will be a trout in or near waiting to ambush a meal. And if your lucky to find an undercut with some woody debris, or a tree or log associated with it well that heaven.
Both these places produced brook trout.
This guy snapped up an offering that was close by.
Observing the goings on.
Another brook trout from an undercut. With a different color meal.
The flies are a variation of worms from the vise of The "Midgeman" He did several post on various aquatic worms. Look them up at his blog. Midgeman Manifesto.