Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday 10-28-12

After doing my Sandy prep on Saturday I had a few hours to fish yesterday. The day was cloudy and spotty drizzle was here and there. Most of the leaves were down and the stream was choked with them in certain areas. But there were a few holdouts and that made for a pleasant view in contrast to the bleak gray of late October.


The stream was at its normal October levels, these will rise with the approaching storm.


The first hookup of the day was a brown. This guy gave his best and managed to win the battle. The second trout was a surprise.


Although I have taken rainbows in this stream before, about one a year,  this one was somewhat different in that he was taken this far upstream.




The stream was so clear. Beautiful wild trout habitat.


There were several of these wild jewels brought to hand.


I believe that fishing will be put on hold for a spell. Lets hope all farewell through it.



21 comments:

  1. Very nice. You're lucky to live near to such a beautiful brook.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      I'm very thankful about the angling I have so close.
      What's that you always say...I love Connecticut.

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  2. Hi Alan,

    That Rainbow was a nice and beautiful surprise and now lets hope that the next surprise is the weather people are wrong (even a little).

    The winds are starting to gust a little here (~15 miles north of Boston) and the trees are swaying. The rain has become steady.

    Also, you may know this but it bears repeating, if you lose power you can text via your phone.

    Be safe.

    Ed

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I'm hoping they"re wrong. But it doesn't look that way.
      We're from New England.

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  3. Brk Trt,

    You and yours stay safe from Sandy.

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  4. that's a beautiful Rainbow from such a stream...good luck with the storm.

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      It sure surprised me that far upstream.
      Be safe.

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  5. Brk Trt,
    nice post & what a dandy wild Rainbow!! It looks like it was caught on a picket pin??

    They called off work today for me because of Sandy, so I think I might hang out in the basement & tie this afternoon.

    Be cautious out there.....Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Yes the fly is a Picket Pin.
      A day off and your putting it to good use.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      We're sure going to try.

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  7. thats a fine looking rainbow, hope you all stay safe from the storm.

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  8. That's a beautiful little rainbow for sure! Here's hoping that you and the fish weather the storm without incident...good luck.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      We did OK, but I have not seen any of the streams.

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  9. Brookies are beautiful, and, Rainbows are special! Thinking about you folks a lot this evening. Stay safe!

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      We did just that, thank God.

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