For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Wild Beauty, Rain, and a Small Stream
This is an outing I took last Thursday. It's a small stream that flows through a big piece of state land. I have fished a small segment in the lower reaches of it numerous times but have never ventured further up into the woods to see what it offered. Late last fall or early winter I searched it in another area. I caught one nice brookie, and the stream looked like it had potential. Kirk paid a visit to it in winter and he felt the same way. So Thursday in the overcast, and from time to time rain I ventured further upstream and found some very good fishing for wild brook trout.
The stream has some very good access in places, but others are like a jungle. The water temp was 56 degrees, quite cold. There are numerous undercuts and a good ratio of riffles and pools, real primo brookie water.
Like most small streams the insect hatches are sparse but one fly I noticed quite a bit was a cream colored caddis. So I tied on the closest thing I had to it which was a cream colored, almost pink parachute dry. Well they hit that fly very well.
On and off rain produced some beautiful images. The smell of a wet fir and hardwood forest is intoxicating.
I find all wild brook trout to be the most beautiful creatures on this earth. The brookies in this stream have a concentrated beauty in their small bodies. Their colors and needle point dots are spectacular.
Having explored this section I now must fish further upstream and see what waits.