Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Fathers Day" and Fishing the Day Before

Good morning, and "Happy Fathers Day". Having my cup or three of joe and trying to put this together.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of fishing together with Mark, "fishing small streams" and Kirk, "Trout Quest Redux". The stream selected is a beautiful little stream that winds through some of Connecticut's state land. It's a stream that flows through laurel and hardwoods, with those wonderful fish protectors "hemlocks". With all of the rain received the last few days the stream recovered nicely. The water was swift in places, that's how I like it, preferring those places to pools. The forest was very green and lush, with numerous laurel blooms about. I selected the Ausable Bomber to be the fly of the day, and a good choice it was. Many of the wild inhabitants of the stream slashed and whacked that fly.


In places as such, I could spend a good deal of time just sitting and watching, it's that beautiful.

Runs as such are perfect for the Bomber. The day was a very good one. Enjoying my time with Kirk, and Mark, along with a few wild jewels.


A "Bomber" Brook Trout


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18 comments:

  1. If all brooks were this nice (and close) I'd never be home. I just may have to stop by again today!

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      You would also be in deep trouble. I see that you did.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      It sure is friend.

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  3. Lovely wooded streams. Such a contrast to our somewhat stark open grasslands, but I suspect our light tackle and small dries are similar, and our enjoyment equal. Thanks for posting.

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    1. truttablog.com,
      Thanks.
      I'm sure they are, and the enjoyment is what's most important.

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  4. Happy Father's Day Alan. I like the way you celebrated.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      I hope yours went well friend.

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  5. Alan
    Fishing with you guys would be the ultimate in small stream fishing. Hope you are having a great Father's Day. thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I'm sure if you were with us we could show you a few streams that you would enjoy.
      Hope "Dads" day was special for you.

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  6. sounds like you guys had a great day. beautiful dark brookie you got there.

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    1. LQN,
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      For sure buddy. The stream has that nice tea colored water, and the brookies can be dark at times.

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  7. "In places as such, I could spend a good deal of time just sitting and watching, it's that beautiful."....That statement right there says a lot about why people like you and I (hope you don't take offense to being grouped into the same gene pool as me!!) enjoy flyfishing so much.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      We are all fly fishers weather warm or cold water river or tiny brook. Down deep we are one.

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  8. Alan, it was one of those beautiful June days we sometimes get made even better by good company! Thanks for making the last minute call to change locations

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      A fine way of putting it.
      I figured we be much better off going where we did.

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  9. Hey Brk Trt - hit my local stream yesterday and picked up 3 nice rainbows, no luck with the brookies this time. Let me ask you, and any other folks who want to chime in - how much of your fly selection is based on what's supposed to be hatching at the time of year as opposed to confidence in a particular pattern or what works good on a certian body of water etc?

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    1. joe smith,
      Thanks.
      Nice going on the rainbows.
      I could fish with a basic 10 flies.
      Those streams/rivers that get heavy pressure with a timed hatch and a variety of insects will require an angler to have the almost exact stage, and size/color of fly to be successful. In a small stream where the insects are not as plentiful your fly choice need not be precise. A few good patterns are pretty all that's needed.

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