For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, October 19, 2014
October, a grand month.
October is probably the best month to be along a stream. The fall colors abound, many trees are at peak. There is usually ample water and the worry of heat is all but gone. It is also a month of transition. Trout are looking for potential places in which to start the next generation, and at times will not take a fly. They can be located in unusual places in the stream and presenting a fly can be a real challenge. But with some stick to it mentality you can usually catch a fish.
Friday was one such day, a beautiful sunny day that proved to be on of Octobers best. The brookies were hiding in the leaf jams at the back of the pools and runs. Several attempts to coax one to a Bomber proved a negative. Several other known brookie dries achieved the same fate. I could have put on a wet fly, maybe a Picket Pin or Cahill and had success, but today was a classic dry fly day. I went to the box and pulled out a parachute Adams. This fly is easy for the angler to see as well as the fish. See it they did for soon there were several swiping at it.
There are but 2 weeks left in this grand month and I hope to get my share of time on such a stream.