For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Brook Trout and........
For the last week we have been in a soupy, sticky humid air mass. The days have been cloudy with an occasional brightening of the sky. Come afternoon and evening the skies opened up and the rains came. Some of these storms brought heavy rains which led to the filling up of those little streams.
This outing found me moving about the woods early morning. Everything was damp and soon I was part of this dampness for brushing against ferns and bushes is unavoidable. The waters movement was audible in the damp air but the birds seemed to be so quiet. What the damp woodland air does enhance is the smell. It seems as if every tree and plant gives off a scent that can't be described.
I had been toying with some feathers and put together a caddis fly that I thought had a shot of fooling a few fish....it did. More on this fly in a later post.
The new caddis fly had managed to fool a few of the streams smaller residents it wasn't until this guy hit that I realized the fly's ability to coax a fish to strike. The male brook trout was in super shape and seemed to take on some early colors of a season to come.
Further down as I moved along the stream I was able to bring a few more brookies to hand. Again these fish were very healthy and quite spunky.
With the damp forest floor these were as plentiful as the brook trout in the stream. Edible?