For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The brook by the Red Barn
A brook, the origin still unknown to me at this time. It flows swiftly over rocks and fallen trees. Its waters cooled by the deep shade and perhaps a spring or two along the way. There are series of pools and fast runs, classic waters for brook trout. The one outstanding feature of this brook is a large well maintained red barn that sits along side of it near its meeting point with another stream.
I have fished this brook but twice and there is much to still be learned. The brook trout I have encountered here have been few but very strong. Fishing a stream as such leaves me to believe a large brook trout will come from these waters.
Elk hair, squirrel tail, dubbing, and brown hackle.
In these fast runs a fly must be hit quick, there is no time for inspection, or one will go hungry. It's a great place to dance a fly like the one above.
On this morning I was graced with this fine wild jewel.