For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Some Facts And Favorites
This is a few words about a favorite subject of mine, the wild brook trout. While fishing for them a few weeks ago in Maine I was able to get some information about them which I will bring to you at various times. When the European settlers arrived here the brook trout was in almost every stream and lake. Today they only occupy 9% of their historic range. In most states they have been pushed back into tiny head water streams, such as the one pictured above. These streams provide the "cold and clean" waters needed for their survival. These are true "natives" and need our help to continue to survive.
A Connecticut wild brook trout stream. The only litter that should be present is what nature puts in them.
The "Wardens Worry" This is a bucktail created by Warden Supervisor Joseph Stickney of Saco, Maine in 1930. It's a simple bucktail that requires few materials. I tie them in sizes 8 to 12. They have the ability to persuade trout and other game fish.
This time of year with all of the fairs and festivals happening one cannot help from straying from what they should be eating and what tastes good. This is a sweet treat that is available once a year to me. "Apple Fritters". We purchased them at a apple harvest festival Friday. The festival has been a tradition in the town of Southington, CT. for 40 years. Southington is home to many apple orchards.