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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Stream Journal 9-13-13
It seemed like summer made a brief comeback the last few days with the heat and humidity back in force. But Thursday night the summer heat was broken and nature put on a fireworks display. We received some heavy rains along with the winds they combined to drive the nasty weather out. After some necessary home duties I was able to get away about 9:30 and drive to a stream. The rains of the night before did little to raise the stream levels, but they were more than adequate for this time of year. I dropped the thermometer in the stream and it read 64.
I felt that a dry fly would be the way to go this day. So the Bomber was chosen and put to work. The low clear water only managed to bring a few to the surface. The hits were fast and were missed. Wild brook trout to not like to be seen, and they don't comeback for a repeat strike.
So I changed flies and went to a subsurface wet fly. I tied on a Picket Fin without a bead. With just that little difference of an inch or two underwater did the trick. The hookup rate picked up.
The trout were holding near the banks at the end of the riffles.