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.


A pause to reflect and enjoy all that's around.

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23 comments:

  1. I love the pictures with the dark grey october/november skies, and the leaves. Oh, and the animal crackers were a great idea.

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    1. Savage,
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      Almost like steel. Got to love Barnums animals.

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  2. On that next to last photo , the colors on that brookie are an exact match to those orange and yellow leaves. Now that's true camoflouge!!
    Good stuff as always.....

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      They sure do match, and blend in so well.

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  3. Hi Alan.....I hope that Sandy didn't have an impact on the body of water because it is beautiful.

    Great pictures as usual and congratulations on the bagging a bird.

    My brother-in-law and I usually go to Dunkin Donuts after our bird hunts but your idea of bringing your own treats may prompt me to do the same tomorrow morning.

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    1. Ed,
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      All she did was add more debris, but it's good cover.
      Good luck on your hunt.

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  4. New England could quite easily be old England or even Scotland to be specific Perthshire!Even the wood cock would be at home!Nice looking stream and fine fish.

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    1. Col,
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      From your photos of your small streams I would have to agree.

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  5. Lovely looking stream ! Been fishing the larger rivers more this year, time to get back to fishing smaller water

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    1. Mark,
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      The small streams are fishing well.

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    1. TROUT1,
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      I see your power came on...The Farmy tomorrow?

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  7. Boy, those Brookies are beautiful against the similar color settings. Lovely time to enjoy what you enjoy the most!

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      They grace one another.

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  8. brook trout and autumn go so well together, a lovely looking stream.

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    1. brian,
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      The season and the trouts finest hour.

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  9. Brk Trt,
    whats could be better then fly fishing a beautiful stream with colorful brookies, kicking up a timber dottle and finishing the outing with a simple snack of animal crackers/cookies & coffee/tea. Two words sum up such a day, "perfect & priceless"

    Again, nice post.......Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
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      Phil I couldn't agree with you more.

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  10. Great post as always. That banner pic is awesome.

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  11. Kevin Frank,
    Thanks.
    I love that brown, he was so colorful.

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  12. You find the prettiest places to fish.

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    1. Rob,
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      Part of fishing such places is locating them. Some of the walks are just as rewarding.

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  13. Just followed a link that someone shared in a discussion at flyfishingnewengland.net .. I'm enjoying the blog with photos.
    Hoping to get out soon and do some exploring of small streams myself in CT's quiet corner.

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