Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fishing for Wild Brook Trout, with RM Lytle

Rowan stalking wild brook trout.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending several hours fishing with Rowan, aka RM Lytle. He is the young man who writes a blog known as "Connecticut Fly Angler". He is also a small stream angler who has found a special love for wild brook trout. We met and fished a stream that has a population of brook trout but are attempts to get a few to take the fly were not successful. So it still being early and the weather being so beautiful we decided to try another stream. This stream is a short drive from the first and when we got there found it to be in wonderful shape. Rowan remarked as we were walking, that I can hear the water, that's always a good sign.

The first few pools we fished showed some mini brookies, some so small they could not take the fly. As we moved upstream to some better pools, I was to hear Rowan yell, I knew he was into a fish, one of many we were to take as we fished to the streams headwaters.


A very nice brookie taken by Rowan.


We continued to move upstream finding one inviting pool after another. A few fish were also hooked in some of the deeper runs.


My first brook trout of the day. The "bomber" strikes again.


This pool has several places where one might find a willing brookie, but it has one "sweet spot" where you know a fish lurks. Know where?


Another "bomber brook trout". The bomber and a black ant were the only flies that worked for me that day.


The fishing can be tough at times, but the rewards cannot be measured in any words I can describe.

You can read Rowans account here http://flyfishingcts.blogspot.com/ It was so good to fish with you this day.

What do you think of my lunch?



16 comments:

  1. lunch looks good. glad you had a good day with company at the streams!

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa, Rowan had said he was going to have one for lunch, it sounded good so what the heck I may as well have one.

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  2. Looks like you guys had a great time - that's awesome!
    Will

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will we sure did.

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  3. Your welcome for the hot dog idea.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      It was good and well received.

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    2. When I got home I realized we were out of onions! My dog probably didn't taste nearly as good as yours did.

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    3. Onions are a big plus when having hot dog.
      I guess mustard would be a good substitute though.

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  4. Alan
    Glad you guys were able to make a trip happen. My guess the brook were holding near the rocks or under overhang under the tree trunk. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill we will hook up again in the future. Bill the best spot was where the stream had fast water flowing in at the head. The brookies were right alongside of the large rock.

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  5. Happy to see that, once again, two blogging worlds come together in one spot doing what you both love. One thing I will say for Rowan. He is a prolific blogger. He posts quicker than I can read and keep up!

    As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful fish and waters.

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    1. Gramps (Mel)
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      Mel, Rowan is into the natural world in a big way and his enthusiasm really comes forward.

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  6. Well done Brk Trt!! It is good to see some of the younger generation out there fly fishing and pursuing wild brookies!! You are a positive influence!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete he's into it in a big way. And we need more just like him.

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  7. Glad to see two blogger pals "hooked up"!

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    1. Michael Curry
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      Mike it was enjoyable indeed. He's quite an angler.

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