For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, August 1, 2015
New Waters, brook trout, and sore legs
Another couple of streams checked out yesterday, and some mixed results. The streams were running very nicely, clear and cold. These waters are located on some impressive mountains for this area. Some of the roads I traveled to access them were also impressive. The streams were shaded by hemlock, with a mix of various hardwoods. The boulders were very large both in and out of the water. This guys legs and knees are paying the price today. Well how about the fishing. For a group of new waters it was pretty good, but further exploration is needed, for there is good indications there are some very nice trout living here.
The morning was wet from the previous nights rains. The sun breaking through a misty forest made a wonderful sight. At this point the quiet was deafening, water moving swiftly over the rocks tumbling into some very deep pools.
What a place to drift a dry fly. You know a brookie must be there beside that huge boulder. And there was. Several nice brook trout were taken, and a few missed.
The trout in this stream were leapers, going airborne several times.
This stream made you work. The sides of the stream were pretty clear but those rocks.
This is the second stream I fished yesterday. It was also very tough. But there were places where you could enjoy some sense of normal conditions. In this run I hooked 3 beautiful fish. They were taken from the head of the pool to just where the water begins the to widen. If there is a 12 inch brookie in this stream here's where he'll be found.
A true reward. Wild New England brook trout taken in a wild New England setting.
Well the ibuprofen I've taken last night has helped a lot to ease the soreness, so has the memory of those brook trout on the fly.