Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Mountain Stream

A mountain stream who's headwater origin is unknown. It flows over boulder and log this day as it has for perhaps centuries. The waters are cold and clear, the mosses are at time a brilliant green and seem to highlight the stream. Along its run it makes contact with deer, fox, and many birds. It is a series of pools which lie below large boulders. these pools deep and dark hold wild brook trout. These trout can be seen at times rising to insects that fall into the streams waters.

This stream allows an angler to cast flies upon its waters. It cares not weather its a perfectly tied Catskill Dry, or a rough cut Ausable Wulff. What it should demand is that nothing be changed, and that all who live in and around this mountain stream to what nature had intended.

So if you see this mountain stream in your travels please enjoy what it offers, and please respect it.


21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder that every little stream is a dream and a new adventure!

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      The wonderful simplicity of fly angling the little waters.

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  2. I wish our streams looked like that now. Maybe the rain over the next 24 hours will help.

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    1. RKM,
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      The small streams should be in decent shape in a day or so. The brookies will be moving.

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  3. gosh, that's gorgeous. thanks for sharing...

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  4. One thing I've noticed about the streams in your neck of the woods. They seem to run at about the same level all year. Out here, ours are regulated by rain and snow. In the Spring they are rushing torrents and in the Fall, they are but a trickle. I like yours better.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      Actually that photo was taken in early spring. The stream have been a low water mode for a few months now, but a decent rain event last night and today should improve conditions.

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  5. A beautiful brook. The moss lining is delightful.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      Walt I love the moss, and there are times when the colors vary and you can see shades of green that are hard to beat.

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  6. Beautiful little stream Alan, I'm looking forward to some winter small stream fishing that's for sure.

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    1. LQN,
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      That time is almost at hand.

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  7. When I think of a small mountain stream that is exactly what I picture. A beautiful post.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      Chris, I know you know a few like it.

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  8. Well said Alan. I love my small mountain streams.

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    1. Howard,
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      They're a great place to spend time.

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  9. Well put. Some things should never change, and mountain streams are high on my list. Thanks.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      Thankfully there are many more people who have the same thoughts.

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  10. Right on my friend.You know my fondness for mountain streams.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      After this rain the streams should be in wonderful shape.

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  11. Perhaps it is best to not know its source. One of the many points of a favorite movie of mine (Never Cry Wolf) is that knowing about a wild place is altering it, if only slightly.

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