Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eight Degrees, and Beauty.

The thermometer on my deck read 8 degrees this morning, a cold start for sure. Fishing is really only a thought, an activity for a warmer day. But even in winters cold grip there's beauty along a small stream.


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So I hope your able to do as I am, have a cup of hot coffee, and enjoy.


"Coal Creek" is coming in my next post.




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37 comments:

  1. Tomorrow, is my first ice fishing trip of the year. Today i am home enjoying a nice cup of coffee getting my gear ready. The creek in the above post looks like it is ready to freeze up. Nice photos.

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    1. Savage,
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      Hey buddy hope your first outing gos well.
      Have fun.

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  2. Alan
    Fishing is out of the question in that kind of weather. Those images can make one cold just looking at them. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Yes on these days the 2wt is left home. But there's no denying the beauty.

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  3. I like the unique beauty of winter reflected in ice and snow. Your pictures capture it well !

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    1. Mark,
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      Such beauty among such hostility.

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  4. Outstanding photos!! The Beauty of Mother Nature!!

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    1. TROUT1
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      She's such a wonderful mom.

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  5. These are the kind of days fly ting was made for. Beautiful pics.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      I am doing just that, and dreaming.

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  6. Hi Alan!

    Lovely pictures! Beautiful things that makes you ponder over things that are important to you. Even better so with a good cup of coffee in your hand that you're sipping from as the thoughts fly where they want. Very nice stream to entice wild trout when the air gets a little warmer.

    Friendly greetings,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      Warm sunny days, insects hatching, trout rising. Have another sip.
      Stay warm in Sweden friend.

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  7. But Brk Trt..doesn't it just get you thinking about all the wild brookies waiting for your attention?

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    1. penbayman,
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      It does. Then again I always have such thoughts.

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  8. Winters cold and ol' man Weather's creativity at work there. Thanks for sharing. Now, more coffee and back to the fly tying bench.

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    1. Rainbow Chaser,
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      True words there Mel.

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  9. Brk Trt,
    Man its cold out there!! Your photos catch a look of whats really expected of this time of the year.
    The funny thing is, your icy stream photos may even look a little bit warmer then it is today. (Ha, ha)

    Keep tying.......Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
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      We had a mild one last year, pay back is a ....

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  10. As much as I love your photos and stories Alan, in my mind fishing should have a closed season this time of year. When streams and rivers get this cold, wild trout are in survival mode just trying to hang on. Mortality rates of caught fish are never higher even with barbless hook catch n release. All of the northeast would be better served by returning to the days of a closed season from late October through mid April safely allowing wild fish to spawn while also protecting them from undue stress during winters freeze.
    Jack

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    1. Browntrout,
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      I do not fish when the air temp is below 32. And I believe that trout are much hardier than given credit for. Most states have open season on selected streams year round.
      I have been fishing small streams for many years and my approach has been the same. I have seen an increase in wild trout in the streams I fish.
      I don't know if you are from CT. but if so you can let your thoughts be known with the DEEP.

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    2. Glad to hear that Alan. The good news for the trout is until recently, its been a relatively mild winter, however this latest cold snap should surely keep you at bay!
      Enjoy your posts and photos-good 'ole high quality andsimplicity at its best!
      Thank you,
      BT

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  11. Theres always something to admire on a stream, even on the coldest of days, nice pictures Alan.

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    1. brian,
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      Very true, you don't have to fish to enjoy.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      That's the damn truth buddy.

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  13. I'm tired of being cold but I love the photos!

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    1. cofisher,
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      Me to. Not only was it cold, single digits, but a strong wind also.

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  14. Starting to get some nice ice- stay warm.

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
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      Sorry Pete not a fan of nice ice. Trying to stay warm.

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  15. Cold indeed. Beauty indeed. And color! You have color! It's all mono here now.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      I just viewed your latest post, and I see what you mean.

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  16. the temps sure have been brutal however, as shown in your images, there is always an upside to every situation. even when you can't fish, recon is always an option :)

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  17. Steve,
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    Real nasty cold, but I see moderation soon.

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  18. Beautiful fly and terrific photos, as always. Is Harry Middleton's "On the Spine of Time" on your Top 100 list?

    Paul

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    1. Anonymous,
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      I have read the book, and it's on the top 100 list.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      Natural ice carvings.

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