Monday, October 15, 2012

Old Times, "Not Forgotten"

Several years ago while posting for the first time on a local website here in Connecticut I was sort of introduced to this gentleman. We traded comments on various posts and got to know one another. He was very good at wrestling blues and stripers from the surf in Long Island Sound, his screen name was Penfield Reef Rat. It was not to long until I saw him posting on a site that was dedicated to fly fishing. We picked up on each others posts and began to get to know that there was a liking of small streams and wild trout that we both shared.

Well after several attempts to get together and fish, we were successful at meeting. It was a stream that he suggested, sort of a middle point for both of us. It was a stream that held both wild browns and brookies. Here is an account of that outing.

This is the stream we fished for the first time. A beautiful piece of water. It had everything a small stream could. Long boulder filled pockets. plunge pools, and those classic slow dry fly runs.


We fished this stream in late June I believe, but with a well shaded stream it was cool.


This is one of several wild browns that came to hand on this outing, taken on a "Bomber".


This is John, aka, Penfield Reef Rat, and Apache Trout. He is attempting to persuade a rising brown to take his offering.


Another handsome wild brown, taken from a stream that is known to a few as the best wild brown stream in Connecticut. Thanks "John" for giving up your secret and allowing me to fish it.

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20 comments:

  1. Pleasure to fish there with you. I have a few more up my sleeve to show you.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      I'm waiting buddy.

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  2. Great post! It is really cool how something loved by others can bring two people together to enjoy it together. Classic!

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    1. Richard Strolis,
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      It sure worked out well for us.

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  3. Hi Alan!

    I can see that you were invited to a jewel of a stream. Places that gives memories that never fade. Friends that we fish with help us to remember the adventures and wonderful things we have experienced. Thanks for sharing"

    Kind regards,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      While most streams and times fished on them sort of blend into your mind, there are those that stand out.

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  4. The Magic of a small stream has opened many an eye to the fun and beautiful world it offers.

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      There's a lot to the comment you have just made.

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  5. Beautiful stream. Nice friend, too.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      One of many small stream junkies, as you know.

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  6. Brk trt, sounds like a nice friendship that developed between you two. Besides the trout, you can never have enough friends........Phil

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  7. Great Post Brk Trt!! I knew I recognized that guy!!AT nice going!!!

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  8. One of pleasures of blogging and belonging to forums are some of the friends we make and trips we take. Nice Alan.

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    1. cofisher,
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      Very true my friend.

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  9. Beautiful colors on those little wild browns!!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      Sparkling.

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  10. Your stream photos really cleanse the palate. Love them. The "green stream" shot especially did good things to me. Glad you're there to send them out to us. Thanks.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      That's a good way of putting it.

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