Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Some thoughts, plans, and a simple streamer.

Good morning folks..........He's back. These last days have been what New England Spring is all about. Warm sunny days with temps near 70, streams in pristine condition, flowers sprouting, and even a trout or two rising to the dry fly. Well that changed rapidly last night. A cold front passed and this AM we were greeted with temps around 30, snow and a strong wind. But this is New England and it will change, the weather that is and all the winter crap will be gone.

Saturday is the opening day of trout season in Connecticut. The major trout rivers, as well as lakes and ponds have been stocked and are waiting for the onslaught of fishermen. As for Mark and I and probably a few others we will not be there. We have decided to fish a few wild trout streams. These lovely little streams with those wonderful 5 inch wild trout. There will be no combat fishing here, and as Mark says, NO "white bucket" fishermen.

Pristine wild trout water. A few wild jewels lurk here.


Peacock and Pheasant streamer.


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33 comments:

  1. annnnnnnnnnd now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot.

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    1. BrookField Angler,
      Thanks.
      That's not your typical Dunkin Donuts sandwich.......those are eggs treated with love.

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  2. I love living in Virginia, no trout season! And I agree with BrookField, that sandwich looks pretty damn good right about now!

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    1. Bill Thomas,
      Thanks.
      Bill most all streams are open for much of the year, especially the TMA's, and the WTMA's never close.
      Lakes and ponds as well as a few streams close on the 28th of Feb, and open on the third Saturday in April.

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  3. Alan
    Trout season there is like Turkey and Deer season here, the sportsmen go wild. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      I go "wild" also...as in wild trout.
      An opening day is great for traditions, and bringing youngsters in to the mix.

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  4. Oh those dreaded White Bucket Fisherman... some have no manners at all.

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    1. RM Lytle,
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      I take it you have met a few of them.

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    2. I am related to a few as well. I would try to convert them to wild trout fly fishers, but they would probably still carry those horrible buckets.

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  5. Alan - looking forward to Saturday am "far away from the maddening crowd"

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  6. I just can't see why you don't want to go out and push your way through the crowds. Just kidding, I don't like crowds either.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      I don't mind crowds, just as long as they're somewhere else buddy.

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  7. well, good luck on the covert fishing. :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Top secret, honest.

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  8. Good on you Alan, you'll be enjoying some real fishing whilst the crowds all kid themselves on!

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    1. ssj,
      Thanks.
      Pretty easy tie, sort of a Gartside knock off. Should work.

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  10. You guys have the right idea Alan...leave the circus to others and spend a peaceful day chasing a much more gratifying quarry. Great looking fly as well , simple yet elegant!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      A circus it will be, but I guess it's good in a way.
      I love those simple flies.

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  11. Just being in the places where wild fish live is worth the effort and time... Add in that the majority of fishermen follow the stocking trucks... You guys have a great idea... and if your bringing breakfast made of yummy egg/bagel sandwiches like that... you guys will be well fed in addition to happily enjoying the outdoors!

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    1. Hibernation,
      Thanks.
      Will 1 six inch wild brookie would truly make my day. The bagel sandwich would be a plus.

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  12. One of the many advantages of living in a state that has no closed season and plenty of small untapped small streams.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      Not only that friend, but they also give us geezers a free license to fish.
      Can't beat that.

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  13. In addition, to what Howard said, really a pretty good reason why I spend so much time stalking the ponds for warm water fish in Northern Colorado. No closed season and I can find a place to park without much difficulty! Enjoy your day doing what you love the most and then share it all with us on the next post.

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    1. Mel(Pond Stalker)
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      Good for you buddy. There are a few farm ponds here also that take no pressure, and I plan on fishing a few this summer.

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  14. May your joy in the day be as uncompromised as your surroundings.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      I'm sure it will Jim.

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  15. The last few days?...the dying gasp of a long winter? I hope so..the sandwich and the fly are definite winners Alan..

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    1. penbayman,
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      Mike I know the sandwich was, as for the fly I'll give it a shot Saturday.

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  16. That is one mean breakfast sandwich! I am still not sure why the "white bucket" is used. There are so many other, less noticeable, ways to retain your catch. Good luck on your adventure.

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    1. Savage,
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      Your right, white buckets are so inconvenient.
      You have a good opening.

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