Friday, February 15, 2013

After "Nemo"

Yesterday was my first time fishing since the "Nemo" the blzzard. I found the stream to be closely guarded by deep snow. Walking was hard, struggling through knee deep snow. And not knowing where the stream started and the snow ended proved to be a challenge. The air temp was a delightful 40 plus, with bright sunshine sun glasses were a must. I had tied on a dry fly in an attempt to get my February trout on the dry. I fished this way for most of the time. I thought I had a good chance of hooking up considering the amount of little black stoneflys I observed on the snow.

With out any interest paid to my dry flies, and my time getting short, I tied on a wet fly. Fishing selected locations I finally managed to get a taker. A wild jewel to hand.





A Close Match


Spirited and Wild


Only Footprints


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30 comments:

  1. Very nice post and pics Brk Trt!! As you know I am housebound right now, so your posts are keeping my going for now, Nice to see small black stones were out and it was such a gorgeous day!! Thanks

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Housebound, it must be killing you. Take care of yourself, lot's of fishing ahead.
      There were a lot of those little stones about, but no movement to them on the water.

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  2. really nice post love the header!

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      That brook trout came from the same stream. It was taken on a EH caddis in January of last year.

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  3. Nice job getting out there, looks like it was a real workout. It can be tough going in the deep snow! This is were snowshoes come in very handy. What wet fly were you fishing ?

    I agree with Col - that's a great header !

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      Snowshoes would have been a big plus. Also a staff of some sort.
      No name, but it was tied with a rust antron shuck, peacock body, short rust antron wing and orange head.

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  4. I'm starting to think those little black stones are the most prolific bugs on the east coast.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
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      Me to. They were like pepper all over.

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  5. looks refreshing, even from here. :)

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  6. As glad as I am to see the days getting longer and the nights staying warmer...a winter sight like a beautiful brook surrounded by a deep fresh snow is truly one of the more breathtaking scenes I can imagine. Thanks for taking me there.....

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      Your comment puts it in a nice frame.

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  7. Hi Alan!

    Nice to hear that you can be out fly fishing again! Wish it was the same here. Lovely header photo and the other photos are just wonderful too. Good to see that you got a jewel to hand. They really look like gems all their splendor! Is it that kind of stone flies that usually are called needle flies or are they bigger? Longing to see the stone flies fluttering over the water surface on a stream nearby. Take care and be careful when fishing!

    Friendly greetings,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      Interesting name for the stones.
      I hope your longing comes to an end soon, and you are once again fishing.

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  8. enjoyed this post...well, all except the footprints image that remind me how much work I may have ahead of me if I sneak out this weekend. :)

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      It will be well worth it.

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  9. Us Mark's must be of the same mind. First thing I thought of was snowshoes.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      Snowshoes would have been very helpful.

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  10. Looks and sounds as if you made the most of the conditions that were dealt. Sometimes those days are the most memorable.

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  11. Very nice. I can't wait to get out again. Do I know this place?

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  12. Alan
    That was quite a workout for this trip. You and Mark have got me looking forward to using some wet flies this season. I assume you were fishing it without a weight. What size wet did the brook take? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      A workout that was well worth it.
      I as well as Mark feel that the wet fly is not used enough. They are very productive flies.
      The fly was not weighted, and it was a size 14.

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  13. Alan, outstanding picture for your header. It sure grabbed my attention! Your work paid off for you on this day.

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    1. Rainbow Chaser,
      Thanks.
      That fellow came to hand last January. I love my work.

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  14. Very Nice!
    I'm going to break away from chasing these sea run brown trout and head inland to some small streams this week.
    Got my snowshoes ready to go.
    A.T.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      That's a great idea. Snowshoes for sure, they're talking more of the white stuff this week.

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  15. You are truly a dedicated fly fisherman Alan.

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
      Thanks.
      It's a passion for sure

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