Friday, April 18, 2014

They are the "Cornerstone"

Brook trout are the most beautiful fish on the earth, "a cornerstone". They are found in the most pristine locations, and can be coaxed to take a multitude of flies. Some of these flies can be colorful attractors with a bit of flair and flash.



A wild brook trout taken from a small stream in November. One would need a large piece of paper two write the names of the colors on this fish.

The flies below are tied with various colors taken from the brook trout. They are a tribute in feather,tinsel and silk to the "brookie".

Small Stream Reflections is coming up on a milestone soon. These flies will be offered to celebrate that milestone.


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30 comments:

  1. Amazing pic's and flies Brk Trt. Must be a milestone of years... or followers? I'm not sure, but I'm grateful you do what you do!
    Will

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    1. Hibernation,
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      It's something that I never thought would take place Will. But it's very close.

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  2. Beauties Al!! Both the Brookie and the Flies!!

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    1. TROUT1,
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      I appreciate it Pete.

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  3. gosh, so pretty! even the ties. :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      And lots of color.

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  4. Yes, the brook trout is very beautiful well worth a tribute!

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      That it does Mats.

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  5. the colors on the fish are amazing. They look great. Much better looking than the homely looking sea robin.

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    1. Savage,
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      No argument from me on that. That's some comparison though.

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  6. Alan
    I agree the Brook has to be the most colorful of all the trout species. I am very interested in the Milestone Collection, looking forward as to when this collection will be available. Thanks for sharing a colorful post!

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Perhaps in about a week or so.

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  7. Alan...

    would that milestone be ....something to do with ...how many "days are in a year"... by any chance.....

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    1. flyfisher1000,
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      Dave you never know...just might.

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      I appreciate your comment.

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      I appreciate your comment.

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  10. Those flies are gorgeous as is your scenery.

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    1. Howard,
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      They do kind of go together howard.

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  11. Most definitely the brook trout is a keystone species. It is the keystone in maintaining the health and prosperity of the small stream.The brook trout is also a canary in the coal mine or bio-indicator species. When the health of a stream is in jeopardy the brook trout is usually the first species in the system to indicate a decline in the health of that ecosystem. Truly an amazing little critter. Alan, your milestone collection is a wonderful tribute.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
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      Peter your words are right on, so very true.

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  12. Alan, that Brookie is so stunning in all of it's magnificent color. I wonder if I might borrow it for use over on my BlogBuddy Community page. In addition, very interested in knowing more about your Milestone offerings. Terrific work!

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    1. Mel(PondStalker)
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      You go right ahead and use the photo on your BBCP Mel.

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  13. Wonderful job of bringing out those natural colors and recreating them on a hook.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      There's so many colors on a brookie Walt, I hope I got them all.

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  14. The brookie and flies are absolutely beautiful! I agree with you one hundred percent.....brook trout are the most beautiful fish on earth.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      Most of us who fish for the brookie can pretty much agree on its beauty.

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  15. Very nice flies. Looking forward to hearing about your milestone.

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    1. Jay,
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      I appreciate your comments.

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