Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Maine 2013 Part 2

The somewhat larger streams that are fed from lake releases had good flows. These flows although not strong enough to bring the big guys out of the lakes did manage to keep the wild residents happy. As I fished along the one thing that was constant was the prolific midge hatches. While I don't own one of those tiny 22 flies I did have a few bombers in 16, and some Adams in 18. These were fished and produced the majority of brookies taken.


The average size brook trout on this stream. They loved the small fly.


These guys can be quite majestic but also very dangerous. This guy kept me at bay for a spell. He would walk the side of the road and suddenly turn and head towards the car. This caused me to put it in reverse and move out. He did this for some time, and only moved up into the woods when a cow moose appeared.




Do you think there might be a brookie stream at the end?


Well there was one along this beautiful autumn road. These woods roads are as enjoyable to walk as catching a wild brookie.


This stream produced some wonderful fish. In one place Jeanette found a place to sit and watched me fish. There was a concrete tie in the water that stuck up and created a slick. I tossed the bomber just above it and a orange streak shot straight out of the water after it. Jeanette yelled "did you see that". I continued drifting the fly over the spot and the forth time he came up again. This time he was on.


Such wild beauty. He wasn't the biggest but by far one of the prettiest brook trout I've ever taken.


The warm light of the cabin after a day in the Maine woods.


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26 comments:

  1. Great stuff Alan. My wife said the same thing when that nice sea run brookie took the dry I was fishing. Bringing some boots next time for her so she can cross the brook and try her hand at fly fishing for Maine brookies.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      It's great when they're there to see one of the takes.
      Perhaps a pair of hip boots for the wife?

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  2. Alan
    I will have to carry along my fly rod when my wife and I make the trip next year. I don’t care if I don’t land a trout; just to experience the beauty of the place will be reward enough for me and the wife. Those streams are outstanding and that brook trout has some of the most vibrate colors I have seen to date. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I hope you do bring a fly rod. I'll tell you a few streams to drift a fly.
      Some of the brookies had color, but not as deep as that one.

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  3. great report and pics Alan, that last brookie is a real beauty.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      He did have a deep color for sure. I'm not certain but I think when colors as pronounced as that it shows a sign of aggression.

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  4. fantastic Alan, that brookie has the most orange belly I've seen. And I like the last picture a lot!

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      That camp was home for a week, and a more warmer feeling could not be felt.

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  5. If I ever retire, I'm going to have to think long and hard about moving up there. Any houses for sale near you?

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    1. Howard Levett,
      Thanks.
      Howard you I me should have bought back in the eighties, when you could have bought real cheap, and the winters didn't feel as cold.

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  6. Superb lovely colour n that Brookie.

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      He was showing his best.

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  7. Brk Trt !! You are famous even in Maine, with a road named after you!!! Very nice. Love the photos of the brookies, the wild life and your street!!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Pete I thought that sign would bring a comment from you.
      It's a great place to fish.

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  8. Brk Trt,
    I love this post!! Those native brookies that you caught look like the healthiest brookies that I believe I've ever seen?

    A really nice post.............Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      They were in great shape Phil, and full of fight.

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  9. the bull moose is pretty amazing! love the street sign. :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      They are awesome creatures. Built for those harsh north country winters.

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  10. Brook trout and moose.....two of my favorite animals. Nice post and beautiful pictures.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Hard to beat that. Those moose can be quite impressive, and unpredictable.

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  11. Great pictures, I really love the last shot of the cabin with the light on at dusk. I had a laugh at the street sign as well, you should have tried to let your car with the license plate in the shot! Bull Moose can be nasty creatures, know exactly what you were talking about, people don't realize how big these things are until they have seen them up close

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      That cabin shot is very warm and inviting. The plate and road sign together, I should have done that.
      Bulls at this time of year have one thing on their mind, and everything else look out.

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  12. Just that ornery moose would've made my day (assuming I could've gotten out of the way)!

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      They are quite the large animal, but wonderful to admire especially from the safety of your car.

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  13. Simply awesome Alan..I can find no other way to describe it..

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it Mike.

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