Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday Morning

For the last week or so the weather around here has been nasty. It's been hot and very humid with thunderstorms several times daily. My days on the stream usually begin after nine, being one who enjoys some coffee time before heading out and fishing through mid day and into the afternoon. With the weather so hot I have changed my starting time to about 6 am. This allows me to fish while it's still cool. Such was the case Wednesday I arrived to a very wet and misty landscape. The stream was flowing higher from the nights rain and the mist that rose above it was beautiful. The sun coming through the trees was spectacular.


The forest is so thick and green. I dropped the thermometer into the water and it came back with a 62 degree temp. I had taken the TQR 5ft 2wt and had it rigged with a dry fly.


It wasn't long before I found a willing player. The brook trout was also an early "riser"


On days as such finding trout can be as easy as finding shadows. If its dark chances are a fish will be holding.


This handsome brown was taken in shallow water. It tested the playing power of the 2wt.



22 comments:

  1. Nice Alan, a fine way to start the day.

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  2. As always a nice post, the front cover just gets better.

    Regards.

    Richard.

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    1. fishermanrichard,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your comments.

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  3. Like the lead photo, it has that rain forest feel. With the birds singing at 4:20 a.m. it's easy to get up early, grab some coffee, and get out the door before the day heats up.

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    1. Lester Kish,
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      I have a tree full of very vocal birds, and it's great to hear them. Sort of a natural alarm clock.

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  4. One heck of a brown! Nice job buddy!

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      It really put a bend into that 2wt.

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  5. Brk Trt, WOW!!! What a brownie! What dry did you use?

    Anyway, what a successful outting you had & again well done all around...........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      It's just some possum dubbing, with a squirrel tail and elk hair for a wing.
      They really hit it hard. There's a photo of it in my last post.

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  6. You had coffee, got out, and caught fish. What more could a man want?

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Not much more I guess....perhaps a donut.

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  7. Alan, that next to last picture is something "Special". Framing quality! I applaud you for using the little rod and putting a bend in the heart of it.

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    1. Mel,
      Thanks.
      Yes it did come out nice. That rod is wonderful, great small stream tool.
      Checked your blog, well done.

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  8. Stunning shots! Beautiful fish living in an equally beautiful environment.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      So very true, I hope it remains like that for years.

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  9. just love that thick, humid green! :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      It's like a jungle in places.

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  10. Wow, really love the pictures with the the sun light peeking through the forest. fantastic brown as well.

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    1. LQN,
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      Long
      It was really awesome. The brown was a plus.

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  11. Alan
    Thanks for sharing another great trip---of all the images you have posted the one here in this post with the sun rays shinning through the trees has to be my all time favorite. I think I would frame that one ----truly outstanding!!!

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Bill the conditions were just right when I clicked the camera.

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