For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, June 29, 2013
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.