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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
First post of 2014, about the last outing of 2013
Good morning. This is my first post of 2014 and it's about my last outing of 2013, which happened on Monday December 30th. We had received a good amount of rain the day before so the streams were in good shape. The sky was overcast and the temps were in the high 30's. There was a hope for the sun to make some headway in cracking the gray and make things feel good, but that didn't happen. What did happen though was the brookies were on a feeding binge and seemed to respond to most of my offerings.
They were found in all sections of this pool, some at the head in the riffles, one in the nook by the tree, just down from the foam slick, and many in the slick pool.
Like I said they took many offerings. One of the best flies was the Picket Pin.
In this section where two parts of the stream join to form a deep plunge pool with a very inviting undercut. I cast the Pin into the water and it was sucked under. I thought the pool had pulled it under and it was snagged. I was right, but the snag was a nice brook trout. He battled and eventually won. That mighty 10 inch giant still swims that pool and I have a good memory as to what he likes to eat.
The Pinkie brought a few to hand as well as the chartreuse version of it.
"Early Spring"?....Saw this guy popping up along the brook. Boy is he in for a shock.