For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
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.