Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
He walks to the little rocky stream, something he has done for as many times as there are flies in his fly box. It's a stream that flows clear and cool through the oak, maple and hemlock forest, its origin in the hills of northeast Connecticut.
As he stops to tie on the little Wulff dry fly to the tippet he notices movement in a tree. His eyes make contact with a regal looking Blue Jay. Soon the Jay's loud scolding begins and is relentless for a few moments. Soon the Jay feels that the woods are aware of the fly fishers presence and departs to another tree.
As the fly fisher prepares to release the little fly, he looks into the water and thinks, what a tough way of life for those who inhabit the little stream. Everything floating in or on it maybe food, or perhaps death.
As the fly starts its drift along the riffled water it moves to the far bank towards a fallen tree branch, a sudden swell is seen on the surface, the sign of a trout trying to take the little fly.
As the fly fisher pulls on the line he realizes the attempt has failed. He then sends the fly out a second time and as the fly nears the branch a flash of orange appears from the ten inch depths of the stream and a wild brook trout takes hold of the little fly. After a brief but spirited fight the six inch jewel is held in his hand.
For a few moments he admires its beauty, wild icy colors, and heavenly halos that cannot be reproduced by any artist. The fly fisher places his hand in the water and the wild one darts away into the stream.
As the fly fisher steps back onto the bank, he says, Thank You
Saturday, March 23, 2013
|A Sweet Time|
|The Sun Trying To Warm This Stream|
|Remembering The Past|
|The Connecticut River, and Goodspeed Opera House|
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
|Cabela's TRQ 5ft 2wt....Redington Drift 2/3 Reel|
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
While browsing a local Cabela's I noticed a rod that was marked down, actually several marked down. But this model caught my eye, especially the bottom line price. I picked it up to check it out a little closer and to get the feel of it. I noticed it was a 2wt, and only 5ft. It was 2 piece and had a cork reel seat. The blank was a nice olive color and the cosmetic stuff seemed OK. The rod is Cabelas TQR, I guess that means tight quarters rod. I'm going to pair it up with a few reels to see what balances, and give it a test today. Another nice feature is the cloth bag and hard tube, along with the mark down price of $76.00.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
|Wild brook trout, in very healthy condition|
|A simple bucktail|