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Friday, June 20, 2014
Blue Lines And Blue Halos
Yesterday I had intentions of fishing a small stream that has been good to me in the past. As I was driving to this stream the sky opened up, and the rains came swift and hard. The forecast was for the "showers" to be out of the area well you know how that is. When I pulled up to the stream it was still raining pretty good so I had a cup of coffee and waited the rain out. It's real nice listening to the rain as it hit the metal roof, it almost makes you forget why your here.
Eventually the rains subsided and the sky seem to brighten. I got the gear together and off I went. The woods were soaking wet and so was I in short time. The stream was in wonderful condition, not even a bit discolored. I tossed a bomber out and was soon greeted by a hungry brook trout. There were a few rises going on and there were sulphurs about. I tied on a orange bodied parachute, which was the only other fly used today, and proceeded to take several of those rising fish along the way.
Every stream has those places that are just fishy. Sometimes they produce and other times they are void. This is one such spot. I love this run, it flows fast and deep into an undercut. As the fly floated near the undercut it was hit hard.
A few moments later this wild jewel was at hand. Its colors were striking, and those blue halos incredible.
Continuing on I managed to fool several more brook trout. They could be found in their typical places.
This male was taken near the woody debris in the previous photo. This was the only photo I got of him, for he tossed the fly and was gone. I was impressed with the shape of his body. He possessed that pronounced hump on his back that you see on few brook trout. He also had those blue halos. This guy is going to be spectacular come autumn.
A day that started wet finished up to be dry, and very productive.