Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March, A Transition

March is a transitional month. A month of extremes, and this one is living up to that. Yesterday was a balmy 60 degree plus day with brilliant sunshine, and today we are looking at a mix of rain, snow and cold to follow. I hope when I return to this stream there will be a lot less snow, and more rising trout.


These fellows were all over the place. Not a single rise. Perhaps they don't taste good.


This is my small secret go to fly box. Now a decision must be made. It didn't matter for they wanted nothing.


Pristine, my, my.


Unquestionable wild beauty this March day.


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30 comments:

  1. That's a nice healthy looking brookie Alan! Nice job finding one willing to take something !

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    1. Mark.
      Thanks.
      It seemed winter was good to him. They were not hitting at all.

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  2. What a fish brktrt! Wow! I can't believe the clarity on that stream. It's amazing how winter cold water is so gin clear.

    Will

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    1. Hibernation,
      Thanks.
      That stream always runs clear, and like you said winters cold just adds to its clarity.

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  3. Alan...

    You gotta "frame" that one....

    <<< Now we all know.... why your name is Brk Trt>>> :) NICE !!!

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      He is already framed in my mind.

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  4. That is a beauty! Like the old saying " A picture is worth a thousand words"

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    1. TROUT1,
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      Pete it's like you said.

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  5. Spring, soon. Snow gone soon. Warm soon. One can hope.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      We are full of hope for just some moderation.

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  6. Beautiful brookie! Glad you got out before the weather turned.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      I'm looking out the window and the winds are howling, with a wind chill that's unbelievable.

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  7. we hit 80 here in texas yesterday - freezing tonight.

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  8. It's a good feeling to know what to do during certain times of the year. I still haven't mastered it.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
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      Even knowing what to do doesn't mean the fish will play ball.
      But just having the time to try is wonderful.

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  9. Alan
    It looks like this stream is getting ready to yield some beautiful brooks in the coming months. Looking forward to a report from this area. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      It's a stream that can give up a good one, that's for sure.

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  10. Lovely looking piece of water and that trout is stunningly beautiful.

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    1. John Wooldridge,
      Thanks.
      Two real natural jewels.

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  11. Hey, Alan, agree with all the other comments here. Beautiful cold stream and great colors on the Brookie. As a side note, I don't know if I have ever tasted a Stonefly, either!

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      Well I hope I removed all doubt buddy. If a trout won't eat it...well.

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  12. I love those graphite colored stone flies. March is their time and I am sure after tonight's sub-par weather the weather will warm up and they will come out again.

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    1. Savage,
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      And perhaps bring their mayfly friends.

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  13. March is definitely underscoring the word "transitions" isn't it. 60 degrees one day, a foot of snow the next, a cold one followed by a warm... no wonder those brookies aren't sure about which end is up. But soon the black stones will be irresistible.

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    1. Walt Franklin,
      Thanks.
      The weather swings in just 24 hours is hard to believe.
      I guess your right, it will all even out.

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  14. Same here Alan. Sunshine one day and snow the next. It's certainly been a strange winter. I hope you get back to this water, it looks great.

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    1. Howard,
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      Oh I'll be back.....weather permitting.

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  15. 60 degrees! oh my gosh..maybe here by the first of june..

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    1. penbayman,
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      -15 in Rangeley the other night. It's got to break.

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