For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, May 3, 2013
A part of fly fishing history is undergoing a change. Upper Dam Maine is being rebuilt. This place is where the Gray Ghost was created and fished by Carrie Stevens, and cast from one of the concrete piers into the swirling waters of the pool where she hooked a 6lb. 13oz brook trout. Since that day in 1924 many anglers have fished these waters. I to have fished here many times and have so many wonderful memories of hooking brook trout and salmon both on streamers and dry flies. There is a need to rebuild this old dam, but will it change the way the waters swirl within this huge pool. I guess we'll have to see.
A pier I have fished many times. This is the last time I fished it. The net in the photo was dropped into the water and lost. Perhaps it lies in the bottom of the pool.
This is a streamer I tied by hand. I did not use a vise. The only tools used were a bobbin to hold the thread, and a pair of scissors. This is the way that Mrs. Stevens tied her streamers. The stone that the fly in photographed on was taken from one of the piers of the dam.
You can find out more of this streamer challenge here http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers/guest/challenge2/