Monday, March 3, 2014

A "Respite"

My first post in this month, March the time when we welcome in the season of Spring. Well this is a story of a brook I fish often through out the year. It flows through some magnificent hemlock, and large hardwoods. The forest floor remains wet almost all year from the tree canopy. The trail in to the stream can be walked upon a carpet of moss quieting your every step. The smells of hemlock and pine are strong here and they are to be savored.

The stream is a typical freestone, with that dark tea colored water found in the conifer woods. Its flow is pretty stable and cool for most of the year. These waters are home to the brook trout. I love fishing the plunge pools, and the back eddies behind the boulders, this is where I've found most of the bigger brookies.

A pool under a bridge. It seems they always hold a surprise. This one was no different. Over the years I have taken my share of brookies from here. A sunfish from time to time, and even a pickerel, where he came from I don't know.


These rough spots, in front of and behind of those boulders are prime "Bomber" water. That fly can bring them to the surface.


One of this streams wild jewels. A small stream trophy.



30 comments:

  1. Alan

    What beautiful colors ...that brookie...and that Back-ground......which we ALL are patiently waiting for its arrival...

    Thanks for sharing that....i'm warmer already... :)

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    1. flyfisher1000,
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      I thought a change was in order.

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  2. I was beginning to forget what the color green looks like. Very nice Alan. Looking forward to visiting that creek I mentioned come April.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      It sure is a beautiful color. I'm waiting as well.

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  3. Can't wait for spring. Beautiful little stream.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      You me and three quarters of the nation as well.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      We are waiting.

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  5. Awesome Brk Trt ! Spring is on the way!! Hopefully!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      We all seem hopeful, fingers crossed on both hands.

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  6. Thanks for the change of scenery! Like AT said, it's been a while since we saw a rich green

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I figured we could use a boost. End of the week looks brighter.

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  7. Spring can't come soon enough for me.

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    1. RKM,
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      Like I told Mark the end of the week looks so much better.

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  8. We all could use the respite from the snow, cold, and gray that has been so prolonged here in Connecticut and elsewhere. Imagine living in Canada?

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    1. Peter Carlson,
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      For sure Pete. Canada is nice in July and August.

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  9. Brk Trt,
    Halleluiah March is here. Looks like the tail of this week may reach 40? Better then below 0
    Thanks for sharing............Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      We are all waiting to see that.

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  10. Can't wait to be fishing the brooks like this one again. Thanks for helping to spur the season on.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      A pleasure that will be.

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    1. penbayman,
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      It worked my friend

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  12. Man, seeing those greens and freely running waters is awesome. Thanks for reminding us all about what is coming!
    Will

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    1. Hibernation,
      Thanks.
      I thought it would brighten our thoughts.

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  13. Alan
    The colors on that brook trout are awesome. Just fishing a place like that would be an added bonus, along with some fantastic brook trout. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Very true Bill on both counts.

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  14. Alan, did anyone ever tell you how talented you are? These photos are stunning...as usual.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      Not really, but they could.

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  15. I only wish that I could catch brookies as much as you! But, summer is coming and then I will have the chance to head to the hills where they live. = ) Beautiful photography as always, Alan.

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    1. The River Damsel,
      Thanks.
      What they lack in size they make up in beauty.
      Go get um Emily.

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