Monday, May 12, 2014

A Change, I think it's good.

It's been a few days since my last post, and I apologize. Sometimes some of life's nasties while small, when compiled can be a pain. With that taken care of I'll write a post.

This is an outing from last week Monday. It was a small wild trout stream that holds both brook and brown trout. In this particular section the brown has always dominated both in numbers as well as size. But in the last year I've noticed a slight change. The brookies have become more numerous and the size has increased. You can take many small browns, I mean small, some being only 2 or 3 inches long. But the brookies of that size have never been caught. The brookies that I have caught here have been good sized, and some quite thick.

In this section most every time a fly is cast a brown will take the fly, it just looks like a place that would hold a brown. But lately I have taken brookies here.






On this day I fished a Black Fly. It's a simple pattern requiring just black dubbing and palmered black hackle. It is almost impossible to see the fly on the water, but the trout see it perfectly, and they kill it. This simple fly pattern is about 400 years old. This handsome brown liked the looks of this antique pattern.


In this run I quickly hooked a nice brown. But his intentions were different than mine. After a brief look he was gone. After several more casts and the same amount of rises and misses I finally had a solid hookup.


A fine looking brook trout took the black fly, and began a dance like a rainbow. He jumped several times, and ran for cover. When he came to hand I could see it's beauty. A quick photo and of he went. After taking a trout that causes so much of a disturbance in a run I generally don't try to fish it again, choosing to rest it for awhile. On this day I didn't, and continued to float the fly I couldn't see.


Almost in the same spot where the brookie hit, this brown struck. They are getting along so it seems....as long as they are of similar size and bully mentality.



22 comments:

  1. I need to get back on the stream, but it might have to wait until next week. Too much on the plate this week.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      I know what you mean Mark.

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  2. Good to see those wonderful brooks and browns getting along, it's often the simplest flies that work the best.

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    1. brian,
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      It's a real treat to see such cooperation. Love that simplicity.

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  3. I know how you guys love your brookies, but that brown is beautiful!

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    1. Howard,
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      The brown in some instances can be a real handsome fellow for sure.

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  4. Alan
    I believe that brook trout you landed has some of the most colorful features of any you landed in sometime. The colorful wild brown trout verses the tailrace brown is the winner when it comes to color. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      He did have some quality. A wild trout will always show much more vivid color and markings than a stocked trout.

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    1. John Wooldridge,
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      Especially for the time of year.

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  6. Beauties. It's great to see some green lining the stream.

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    1. RKM,
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      Green is so welcomed, after that white winter.

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  7. Another fine outing I see Al. Well done !!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
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      Pete it's good to take them on top.

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  8. Those Browns sure look too me like they are prospering well in this little stream. They will just get huskier over time if conditions warrant. Fun for you, my friend.

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      The provisions have been ample, and like you said it should get better.

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  9. That thin blue line looks to have been a bit of a challenge. But it looks like you did well anyway.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      They can be a pain to fish at times. Most times though they can be figured out.

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  10. I just hate it when life gets in the way of important things like fishing. Looks like you had a great day...those brookies are stunning as usual.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      I do to. But just as long as they are minor in nature we'll get through.

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  11. Alan...spectacular images of your quest for brookies....and those hemlocks are just giants...a black fly....simple,...yet an ol' standy-by that never fails....just like you put it...SIMPLICITY !!

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    1. flyfisher1000,
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      Dave when one can fish without complications it seems like those are the best days.
      Love the hemlock......

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