For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The last outing of 2014
Monday was the last outing of 2014. It's hard to believe the year is at end. I joined Kirk and Pete to fish a small stream. Kirk and I have fished it before and this was Pete's first time here. The weather was sunny and cold, not as cold as it's going to get in the next few days..still a great day to toss some flies. Coming to first long pool Pete, who is also known as "TROUT1" who is also known as the master of the bead head soft hackle cast the fly and was soon into a brookie. He stayed pretty much with that fly and was productive.
As we moved upstream both Kirk and I were given the opportunity to bring a few jewels to hand.
This stream has given up some fine fish. The health of these char is incredible. I have predicted that this stream will give up a 15 inch wild brook trout. One likely spot that may be home to such a brook trout is in the photo below. Several trout of about 12 inches have been spotted here. In the photo Pete is fishing the pool, with Kirk trying to figure out what fly they will take. The pool is quite deep with a dark rock ledge along the center. Pete so named this pool the "Black Hole"
Well I would like to wish all of you a safe and very "Happy New Year"