Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Butter and Honey"

Butter and honey. One is so smooth and the other sweet in natures way. When combined they can make ones cares go far away. I have the same feeling about a small stream and some of its wild residents. A naturalized citizen of these parts who has done his duty to bring pleasure and a few curse words to anglers who seek this true trout.

The feeling of wonder when the sun breaks free and spreads its light through the forest and onto the flowing waters of the stream. A warm feeling like that of melted butter on a warm muffin. The light on the waters can make for very tough angling, but there are those dark corners and shaded eddies that like honey are the smooth, sweet spots.


Such is a place where butter and honey mix so very well.


The naturalized citizen. Butter and honey can be detected in flanks, fins and gill covers of this wild wonder. Who would have though back in 1884 with the stocking of the first of his kind would have created such a great quest. I enjoy matching wits with him each time I fish a small stream. Most times I can figure him out but there are those times when his tiny brain sends me walking away scratching my head. I do enjoy angling for this sweet and smooth trout.



10 comments:

  1. ah....yes..i remember my dad catching many a brookie.....he would only keep a few......just enuff to give me a taste of that bountiful prize that nowhere on earth can match....like a shore-lunch....yum...he always said... always throw back..for tomorrow , there might be none....

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      Yes fond memories indeed Dave. Conserve, what a wonderful idea.

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  2. Those poignant times on the stream............................
    Just you and nice fish like this one............................................
    Like meeting an ol' friend in front of the fire at the lodge after a day of stalking the streams.

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    1. Pond Stalker,
      Thanks.
      Well said Mel.

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  3. Nice. Wonderful image, well and truly applied. Not only am I hungry to fish--I'm also just hungry.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      Twice the stimulant there Jim.

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  4. Crisp image of that buttery Brown there.! Lovely

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    1. truttablog.com,
      Thanks.
      They are pretty in the right light.

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