Friday, October 5, 2012

Maine 2012 Part Three

There are many small streams to explore, and many of them have good populations of brook trout. The fish run from 4 to 6 inches on average. In many of these streams my first choice offering was a Bomber dry fly, and to my surprise it was rejected. It did not draw a strike at all. I tried several other dries, EH Caddis, and Stimulators, flies that have worked well in the past. I decided to throw a few wet flies and see if they worked. Well I did not have to wait to long for an answer. Soon several brookies were at hand.

One of the pleasures of fishing these little streams is the ability to fish without waders.A pair of hiking boots, sling pack and fly rod, and you can rock hop to your hearts content.

There are those times when you may slip on one of those rocks, your reward is a dip in ice cold water.


A refreshing mountain morning...from the front porch of our cabin.


Some of the wet flies that worked well. Sizes 12 to 16, with the yellow winged ones working best.


A brook trout from a small stream taken on a wet fly.


A forecaster of weather. Perhaps I should have fished a woolly worm.


An incredible fish holding pool.


Wild brook trout, perhaps my best fish of the trip. Taken on a small wet fly.


Taking time to enjoy. Jeanette and I both agree this is THE BEST ice cream in New England.

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30 comments:

  1. Stunning Photos of the foliage and the colors of the Brookies are spectacular!!! Ice Cream is an added treat!!! Very Nice Al!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      It all came together very nicely this trip.

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  2. Looks like a trip to remember...those are some really nice brookies!!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      It sure was my friend.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      It almost made me stay at the cabin for another cup of coffee.

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  4. Hi Alan!

    Wonderful streams to fly fish rock jumping. That's the way I like it even if I don't jump so much anymore. I like to have just hiking boots, small backpack and my fly rod and go fishing. Enjoying the environment at the same time. Taking time to explore nice flowers or some kind of animal life, That's really a way to restore mental power and keep on with the everyday life.

    Sincerely yours,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      There's no need to bog yourself down with thing not needed.
      Use what you have and make it work.

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  5. A cool fall morning and some beautiful fish. Life is good.

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    1. Sanders,
      Thanks.
      Those cool morning's felt so good.

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  6. The second brookie....gorgeous! I like the classic wet flies too.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I love that one to. The flies worked so well.

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  7. I have now been engrossed by all of your three part series from your trip. Outstanding, is all I can say. Thanks for sharing so much. Really enjoyed looking at some of the wet flies you used.

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      I'm glad you enjoyed it. The wets are pretty simple flies.

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  8. Ive got to put these brookies on my list of "fish to catch before i die", they are the undisputed eye candy of all the salmonids. Lovely tied wets!

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    1. Col,
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      They pretty much have it all. They worked well.

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  9. Brk Trt,
    part three? WOW!!
    Well done all around. By the way, dandy looking brookies. The beautiful colors of fall........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      A sweet time of year.
      I'm going to try to see that special.

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  10. Oops! By the way, Wcvb's Channel 5 Chronicle, "Main street's and back roads" are going to cover Rangley lakes ME this coming Monday Oct 8th @ 7:30 PM. I don't know if you get this Boston channel. Just an FYI. Sure hope you can

    http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle

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  11. if ever a series of blog posts made me want to hop in the car for a long weekend, these past 3 posts have done the job. very nice Alan!

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    1. Steve,
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      Do you have room in the car for another angler?

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    2. LOL - I wish I could - I'll be lucky to fish locally.

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  12. another inspirational post Alan, the stream looks crystal clear and the brookies are so pleasing to the eye.I like your traditional wets, the wing reminds me a wee bit of the old fly the Professor which i sometimes use on the lochs.

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    1. brian,
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      I'm glad you like it. Old fly patterns have that special charm. And generally when put into use they work well.

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  13. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Your photos hit it right on and the colors of the flies are perfect for the season. How about a Jac-O-Lantern Streamer pattern?

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      It's mine also. A Jac-O-Lantern streamer, it's a possibility.

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  14. Brk Trt,

    I found myself drooling over the trout AND the icecream! Can't think of a better combination.

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    1. tenkara ambassador,
      Thanks.
      I do the same each time I view that ice cream.

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  16. Hi! Could you please tell me where exactly is this stream? it looks amazing! Does it have a name? or a town near by?
    Thanks!!

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