For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, November 5, 2012
As Autumn moves into its numbered days the streams begin to show a brilliant clarity. At times when you look into the waters they seem to be absent, knowing the water is there only by noticing its movement. Such was the case yesterday on such a stream. It was a cool day with total sunshine. A slight breeze from time to time would kick up causing leaves to blow about and making me pull my collar up in an attempt to ward off the chill. With this bright sunshine and clear water the choice of what pattern to use is simple. The pattern selected was "Caution".
These wild trout can see almost everything, and quiet with slow and easy are a must.
The forest floor was covered with both Ground Pine and Princess Pine. Beautiful green growth among the dried brown leaves. I will return to this greenery to harvest a bit for Christmas decorations.
Wild brown trout, a naturalized wonder of our trout streams. There beauty can be appreciated through the clarity of the stream.
A natural barrier. I often wonder at what time a fish would navigate such an obstacle. Perhaps at night or maybe at times of high water.
One thing I do know for sure is that most times in the pool right behind it there lies a trout. Such was the case here. This handsome fellow smacked the fly as soon as the current pulled it under. It's such a joy and a privilege to hold such a wild fish.
This was the last run I fished this day, and it to produced in clarity a fine brown.
Welcome citizen to my waters, and "thanks".
When I arrived home this chilly day I was treated to this. Jeanette had baked some chocolate chip cookies.