Sunday, April 12, 2015

Connecticut's Opening, 2015

Another opening day, and again peace and quiet were the hosts. Plans were made to meet on a small stream in the woods of Connecticut. Mark, Kirk, Pete, Matt, and myself all converged on the forest stream. It seems like a lot of anglers for such small waters but the stream is quite long and has always had a fair share of brookies to keep one busy.

The stream was in tremendous condition, its waters so clear and crisp. I for one had some problems with hooking a fish. It seems as if I had forgot to tie the flies to an actual hook. One of the nicest things to happen this day was the fact that Matt, who is Pete's son was able to catch his first wild brook trout.

As the day progressed we were all able to catch a few and to take in the beauty along the stream.

"Spring" really!


It would be so much easier if the trout would be holding in front of the fallen branch.


Typical brook trout from this stream. These fish moved to the fly and took a variety of soft hackles and a few dries.


Water clarity, defined.


A survivor of a very tough winter.


Looking at it now it's hard to believe this stream was almost a solid block of ice weeks ago.

Thanks guys for the company............


14 comments:

  1. Thank you Al!!! Was a gorgeous day weather wise and in the fishing department also!!! WEeenjoyed the fishing, the company of friends and the solitude of the brook trout stream!! Perfect way to start the 2015 season!!

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    1. TROUTI,
      Thanks.
      Pete you said it all. Saw Matt's brookie on Marks blog, beauty.

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  2. no hook? that's a new twist. :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      Theresa I do that once or twice a year....living wild.

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  3. Alan
    Do I see some light snow on the ground? Glad you guys made a connection and landed some of those colorful brook trout there. Beautiful stretch of water for sure, thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill there were still a few remnants of that stuff about. It was a wonderful day.

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  4. I think we finally made it to a new season.

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    1. Howard Levett,
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      We did Howard, and I'm thrilled.

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  5. It was a good day to be on a small stream for sure. Love the photo of the day by the way. Where is that?

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    1. RM Lytle,
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      Small stream, opening day= nothing better.
      That's from the porch of a cabin on Rangeley Lake Maine.

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  6. Looks amazing Alan. That last pool... so still and clear - WOW!
    Will

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    1. Hibernation,
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      Will that's one of the nicest brookie streams I fish.

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  7. Alan - What a lovely day to be in the woods another memorable way to open the season!

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