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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wild Browns, on a Small Stream
For quite some time now, I believe it's been since August John, aka "Apache Trout" and I have tried to get together to fish. Well finally it happened Sunday. We met at a Connecticut stream that holds both wild brookies and browns. It was a sunny day, on the cool side with a good breeze. Being the time for fall colors the woods were gorgeous, and with that breeze the stream had its share of leaves also.
We got geared up and were soon flinging flies. Soon a good sized brook trout was observed spawning, we watched for a spell and then moved on allowing him and his partners some space to provide a future fishery.
In a different area of the same stream, one inhabited primarily by wild browns is where we were met with some aggressive fish.
John working a nice pool. He was able to coax a brown from it on a dry fly, Elk hair caddis. A photo of his wonderful brown can be found on his blog, "Ravine Angler".
I was not given the opportunity to take a trout today on the dry, but wet flies proved to the ticket.
Small stream wild browns on a Picket Pin.
As the sun started to set on the stream we noticed the browns doing their courtship rituals. This was a wonderful few hours spent in good company enjoying some of what nature has to offer.