Saturday, May 3, 2014

"unpretentious"

Every year about this time I am reminded of a article by Datus Proper printed in Fish and Fly magazine called "Real Fishing". The article go's on to tell of the fishing for wild brook trout in the Shenandoah National Park in the Spring. Mr. Proper also said, in regard to the wild brook trout, calling them "authentic trout"...natives, no additives or preservatives.

This post of mine also adds to his thoughts and compliments of such angling for this true eastern native. Last Sunday I spent a few hours of real fishing along a lovely waterway here in Connecticut.


The "Trillium". This is the first sighting of this Spring beauty. Seeing this in bloom means "dry fly season" is officially here.


A small stream flows. This is where most brook trout live now in the east. The larger waters have been given to the brown and rainbow. But that's OK the brookie is doing just fine here and so am I.


The wild eastern brook trout. I will add my own name to this jewel.....I shall call him the "unpretentious trout" for that is what he and all that surrounds him is.


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28 comments:

  1. Lovely post Alan! It's nice to see the tritium starting to appear. The simplicity of fishing for these beautifully wild fish is what draws many of us to them and where they live. We all need some "unpretentious"-ness in this often artificial world we live in

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      The beauty that is the small stream......it can be very refreshing.

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate the comment Dave.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Connecticut today, all of New England tomorrow.

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  4. Unpretentious trout... I like it.

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    1. RM Lytle,
      Thanks.
      Unpretentious they are.

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  5. Real fishing Alan, from the wild brook trout to the beautiful trillium, nice!

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      I wish you could read his complete article. Indeed a great one.

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  6. Alan
    Excellent interpretation of what this real beauty is really like. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Bill like I commented to Brian, I wish I could make the article available. I know you would love it.

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  7. Simply put, another reason to stop by.

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    1. Howard,
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      Very true my friend. We all should simplify some.

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  8. And now you mention Datus Proper. Are we long lost relations?

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    1. ssj,
      Thanks.
      Mr. Proper knew the trout. And that could be.

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    1. John Wooldridge,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your comment buddy.

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  10. Could not agree more. Great photos as well!

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    1. Nick Arthur,
      Thanks.
      Your in good company.

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  11. A real trout from a real stream - nice. All the trout in Australia are imports. Thats why I fish in the surf!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart M.
      Thanks.
      I know there's wild fish there. Welcome.

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  12. I always enjoy strting off my Monday checking out your latest adventure , kind of puts things in perspective for the rest of the day.
    Good stuff as always...

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher.
      Thanks.
      Trying to bring sanity to our crazy world.

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  13. From a smallstreamer from California, all I can say is ahhhhhh, beautiful.

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    1. Flykuni,
      Thanks.
      Welcome fellow small stream addict.

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