Thursday, March 5, 2015

I do remember......

Anticipation, waiting for this seemingly never ending winter to let go of us New Englanders and allow us to seek greener paths along a chosen small stream, and with a smile on our faces cast a dry fly in hopes a willing wild trout will strike.



A wonderful late Spring day. Days such as these when there is an intoxicating sound of water rushing over wood and stone. 


In a quiet eddy, or a break, a trout sits. His territory is staked out, this is a prime place on the little stream.


The Bomber is cast into the current, it floats and is carried several feet downstream. The fly is cast again, as it nears a quiet spot in the flow you notice a swirl, then another the trout having trouble in eating the fly. The line is picked up and again is tossed into the stream. As it approaches the spot where the trout hit before a second rise takes place. You feel tension, and the hook drive into the fish. He makes a run putting a nice bend in the rod. Several more dashes for freedom are turned back. As the trout accepts defeat and now lies at hand. The brown is lifted and admired, a quick photo and he is released into his pristine home.













20 comments:

  1. Got my heart beating a little faster! That is a phenomenally colored brown, it seems that some of the streams you fish produce wild browns with bigger red spots than the ones in the streams I am fishing. I wonder what the cause of that is.

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    1. RM Lytle,
      Thanks.
      I once caught several browns form the same stream, and there were three variations on these fish. The spotting, the color were all different on these fish. I asked the DEEP fisheries about it and was told that there are several distinct populations of wild browns in our streams.

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  2. Nice looking fish.. Colours just like the ones around here and the stream looks like it could be one around here too.

    Andy

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    1. Andy,
      Thanks.
      I've seen many of the streams you fish and would love to join you on any one of them. Your brown trout always bring a smile to my face.

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  3. Alan
    Even if one is not a fly fisherman, they would have to enjoy the beauty and solitude one gets from just walking the banks of these streams. Thanks for shariing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill you'll get no argument from me on that statement. Love to show you that stream buddy.

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  4. We still have two months until small stream fishing. Opening day is the last Saturday in April.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      We might be free of ice by then. Just kidding things should be looking OK in a couple weeks.

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  5. i'm ready for spring, too. ours is delayed about a month in texas. more snow and sleet last night again.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      Theresa it's looking more like Wisconsin then Texas.

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  6. The only thing that would have made this post better is sound. The sound of rushing water. I find it amazingly relaxing. Nice post Alan.

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    1. Howard Levett,
      Thanks.
      The sound of rushing water, it can relieve all of the little bothers that life throws at us.

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  7. For me, this is a most pleasant post for an ol' Geezer like me to close my eyes and dream of time on that little stream.......

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    1. Mel,
      Thanks.
      Oh to be there friend.

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  8. Do such place actually exist? I'm beginning to think it was all just fantasy!

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    1. Michael Curry,
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      They do indeed exist, and after next week we might be able to walk to one with out plowing through 3 ft of snow.

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  9. Nothing like a little Spring primer to get the blood flowing! It seems to be a recurring theme among my blogger friends...we're all ready for Spring.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      We are about to get a good taste of Spring next week....maybe a 50 degree day.

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  10. Can't wait for those up coming days...

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