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.

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25 comments:

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      Not for us, for sure.

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  2. Those are some beautiful red spots on those browns. I like the looks of that stream too.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      The spots on some of the browns are colored and some are not. It's a pretty stream.

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  3. Hi Alan,
    I loved the picture of the Halloween decoration. My brother-in-law would be the type who would do that because he loves Halloween.
    It seems like the Picket Pin is a "go to" fly. I will have to get some. Is there a particular time, place, etc. to use it correctly?
    Thanks.

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    1. Ed,
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      I think someone was trying to scare us "no fishing here".
      You can fish it any way, I cast quartering downstream and retrieve it at various speeds.
      Also allowing it to dead drift works.

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  4. Nice trip you had. Good to see that the trout is reproducing so there will be a continuous joy to fly fish in the stream for days to come.

    Friendly greetings,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      They do very well in that particular stream.

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  5. Great stuff Alan, the ammounnt of unspoilt woodland in that area must be enormous. i'll have a nosey at "ravine angler"

    Thanks Col

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    1. Col,
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      It's a good chunk of land, and protected.

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  6. I had a great time my friend. We'll have to get out there again soon.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      Same here John.

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  7. Wild trout on a small, secluded, stream is one fine time! Those fish are beautiful.

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      Your right, even for a few hours.

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  8. Brk Trt,
    small streams, wild trout & good friends? Priceless!!

    Well done.........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
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      Phil you pretty much nailed it.

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  9. looks like you guys had a wonderful day on the stream. I don't see many people fishing wet flies , but they worked for me last spring.

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    1. Savage,
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      Your right not many people do fish wets, to bad....they do work.

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  10. Looks like great if somewhat challenging small water. Love those beauties.

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    1. cofisher,
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      It's a challenge trying to keep your flies from snagging in the trees.

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  11. looks like another fine day roaming the woods and casting about...good for you Alan!

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    1. Steve,
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      It sure was my friend.

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  12. Nice rainbow Alan, Hope you fair the storm well.

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