Saturday, August 16, 2014

In my world....a small streams pleasures.

The calendar said August 15th but the weather said late September. Friday when I woke up Parker was already pacing near the door. I grabbed his leash and opened the door wow what a cool blast. I had planned on fishing this day so one cup of coffee and some oatmeal and I was on my way. I got to the stream at 6 and was in the water soon after. The heavy rains we had mid week had the stream runny fast and it was cold. With conditions as these I knew the fishing would be great.

The air temps in this streams little valley were in the high forties, and I was glad I had the light wool shirt to aid in warding off the chill. It did not take long for the trout to respond and they were very willing to play.


The beauty of this pool, at the head it is very noisy as it crashes over the rocks. The large boulder causes the water to form a deep pool. Then the water moves to the end of the pool where it becomes a tranquil slide.


A wild brook trout who was taken from the pool above. Is colors stating a change, and the season to come.


Each and every pool produced brook trout. The high waters moved many and gave them the nerve to strike my offerings.


I am very fortunate to have access to such wild creatures. Can there be anything more beautiful in this natural world?




In answer to the question above, I'm sure there is for this is a big world. But in my tiny section I don't think there is.

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24 comments:

  1. Brk Trt, nice post to wake up and read.
    Some dandy colorful friends you found on your journey upstream.
    I love it.......Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Phil it looks as if fall is on the horizon.

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  2. Alan
    What makes all the streams you fish so special aside from the brook trout is the landscape with all the boulders and the varieties of trees that line the banks. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill it's everything from the waters, to the foliage, to the wildlife and the skies. Those massive boulders that were placed there at the last ice age, to the smells of earth and stream.

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  3. When I come to your blog with my cup of coffee most every morning, it never ceases to amaze how beautiful the streams are in your area. So many of them, too...............................

    The Brook Trout are simply stunning, too. You are, indeed, a very lucky fly fisher.

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    1. pondstalkerblog.com
      Thanks.
      Mel you are so right.

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  4. Alan, I'm beginning to think you are in heaven.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      Howard I feel as though I am every time I set forth along the stream.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      I to believe that to be true.

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  6. Lovely Alan! I like the cardinal flower in the last shot

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      They were in bloom in many places along the stream. Such vibrant red in the sunlight.

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  7. A harbinger of things to come Brk Trt!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
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      For sure Pete. Lots of great fishing in the future.

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  8. Those brookies are coloring up nicely. It definitely felt like fall today. Thanks for sharing Alan.

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      Long we spent some time walking in the Berkshires Saturday and there was an absolute feel of fall.

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  9. Those are beautiful pictures. I have been following your blog along with Mark, Bill, and David. I have just gotten onto gmail, and now I can communicate with you all. I enjoy your blog very much. Your environment is both similar and different to mine here in Florida. I have tried to send you emails asking about fly tying and books, but it doesn't allow me through your profile. Any suggestions? Thank you much!

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    1. J Hayes,
      Thanks.
      You can email me at uppahdam@aol.com

      Try that.

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  10. Alan ~ Your brookies are always so beautiful. Those rocks make me quiver though. I guess practice on the short drifts is what it takes!

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    1. The River Damsel,
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      I thank them for that, Emily.
      The rocks can be a problem at times, but they can also be helful in hiding a not to stealthy angler.

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  11. Beautiful fish Alan. You've got to love the first day of late summer when you actually need to wear a heavy shirt to be comfortable...a definite sign of things to come.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      As a matter of fact this morning while taking Parker for his walk I noticed my breath could be seen. It's close for sure.

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