For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, November 2, 2012
An Upland Stream
This is a wonderful little stream I fished about ten days ago. It's mixture of slow pools and faster runs and riffles makes it an interesting stream to fish. It contains both wild brown and brookies, and with its access to the saltwater has a few salmon parr and smolts. On this day the weather was a bit cloudy, a few showers, and even some sun. While walking I managed to flush a woodcock from the brush. A New England "Upland Stream"
A pool like this has to give up a fish or two, and it did. There's only one obstacle here, and my fly found it.
The local guardians. They watched me move through wondering what I was doing with that stick I was carrying, then continued eating.
A handful of wild colors plucked from the stream.
The dry fly didn't seem to work here. They liked some thing under the surface.
These days of Autumn are slipping. Like the wild brookie in my hand as he returns to the dark waters.