For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Have I mentioned..........
Picket Pin wet fly
Have I ever told you how much I love this fly? Well perhaps I have made a statement or two about it in the past about its ability to take trout. Well such was a day last week. I was fishing the Farmington on a cool overcast day. The activity on the river was slow. A few midges, and some caddis. I started fishing various caddis dries and they were not respected at all. I switched to some streamers, which managed to attract some juvenile salmon. The next choice was the Picket Pin wet fly. On the third or forth swing I had my first trout. The fish proved to be one I could not bring to hand. Several more casts later a brown took the fly, and was like a bull dog. I continued to fish the Pin until interest was no longer paid.
Dark Cahill wet fly
I then tied on another staple wet fly in my box. The dark Cahill. This fly was also a winner this overcast day. There is an old saying, "on a bright day fish a bright fly" and on a dark day fish a dark fly" there may be some truth to it.
A beautiful river on a gray autumn day.
Yes a Picket Pin just moving under the surface was to much for this brown.
A Connecticut native
This brook trout was truly special. He took the dark Cahil on a dead drift, as I tried to set the hook it came free. As I began to retrieve the fly he hit it again, and I managed to bring him in.
I can't express in words the feeling I have when I bring one of these beautiful creatures to hand in the fall.
Two pretty simple wet flies and a day that's remembered.
There is a great tying video on the Picket Pin at Matt Groberts blog "Caddis Chronicles" check it out.