Friday, August 30, 2013

The Brook



The day started with a hot bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and maple syrup. While eating it the decision was made to fish a small brook today as opposed to the Farmington river. The weather of late has been on the dry side with the only rain coming from thunderstorms so the condition of the stream was unknown.

Upon arriving I noticed the stream was in pretty good shape for late August. The flows were decent and the water temp was 64 degrees. The water was clear and visibility was long range. The saving grace was the gray overcast and the tree canopy.

I began fishing a Bomber and pretty much stayed with it changing only once to a caddis pattern. It was in this long run along the bank that my first hookup came.


The little brookie was in good shape and a perfect match for the 2wt.


A Bomber on the water doing its work. An hour had past since my last response to the dry fly. I was of the mind that this might be a one fish day.


On my way back to the car I stopped to fish this deep run. On the way in I fished it and had no reply. On the third drift a fish rose and took the fly. At the very end of the run the stream breaks into some very large boulders, and that's where the fish headed.


I was able to convince him to stay out of there and soon he was at hand. The brook trout was beautiful. Upon release I thought wow I'd like to hookup with this guy come October.


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16 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    well done! Yes, that brookies will be in full dress within a month or so, and a beauty he should be......Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      They will surely rival Autumns colors.

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  2. Well done! Nice to see the brooks doing well despite the dry spell we've had this last month. Fall is knocking on the door !

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      They seemed to have held up pretty well. I can't wait.

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  3. I've been discouraged lately with the low flows and high temperatures... I have plans to hit the tanker Sunday morning, thanks for the reassurance in this post... I think the fall season for small streams is starting sooner than I thought.

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
      Thanks.
      It depends on what town the stream you fish is in. Some towns recieved good rainfall and others almost nothing.

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  4. Nice outing. I had a similar response last evening at the neighborhood brook. Water up a bit from recent rains, but still clear. Lots of wild brookies and a few browns rising to an Ant. The fish colors starting to brighten, too.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
      Thanks.
      I love the tenacity of those wild ones. The colors are sure to improve.

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  5. love the photo of the stream. :)

    your breakfast looks like dessert. :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Now that I look at it again is does.
      A few more additives and an oven we could have cookies.

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  6. That's a dark brookie. Nice Alan!

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      The dark one along with the lighter one came from the same stream only a few yards apart.

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  8. Are they starting to show a bit of autumn color Brk Trt? Sweet fish my man..

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Mike that they are.

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