Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Home Waters"

Yesterday before the rains came I took a walk along a small stream I claim to be my "home water". With the lack of rain the brook was low in places and full in the deeper pools and fast moving brook trout were observed. These trout were a mix of young of the year and adults, and seeing this mix did my heart good. I knew that brook trout on high alert would not be easy to get them to take a fly, and I was right. They did however grace me with one or two at the end of my line.

I fished for a few hours, and the rain started to fall lightly. The wind was present and the leaves fell ruining a perfect fly drift most times. I did not care it just felt good knowing that all was well with the brook trout of my home waters.


Little places such as those seen here, where the stream bends and slips to a tree hiding an undercut is where you could expect a strike.


And nine out of ten times it came. Here is one of those strikes that turned into a hookup and to hand a beautiful wild char.


By the time I got to this run the rain had picked up some and I was getting wet. So I decided I was going to cast a few more times an cover the run and head back to the car.


On one of those last casts I met this jewel. A wild spirit of the stream.





26 comments:


  1. That stream and all the rest will be running full now!!! Pretty Photos!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete , and this is a wonderful happening.

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  2. Nice to see that little stream still doing well. Hopefully the recent rains will improve things for many of the small streams.

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    1. Mark
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      Mark the residents are very tenacious, but will welcome those rains.

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  3. Alan
    It is amazing how many streams you have close by where you can land some outstanding brook trout. It want be long before the leaves there on those streams will be replaced with the white stuff. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I am truly fortunate to have an abundance of streams that are close. Oh my I forgot about that white stuff.

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  4. That just proves that fish can be anywhere no matter the amount of water in the stream. Don't pass one by, fish every nook and cranny.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark you would be surprised where you can find wild trout. In fact some say NY City.

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  5. a proliferation of fallen leaves!

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa after last nights rain and wind there should be some wonderful leaf dams in the streams.

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  6. Nothing I like better with my morning cup of coffee than to visit your blog and see the works of Mother Nature and the beautiful Brookies in your area. Thanks so much for being out there in blogger land!

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    1. Gramps Mel
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      Mel I'll give you that.....morning coffee and.............

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  7. Awesome home water Alan. Amazing how time in such places energizes. It's a true battery charger! Glad you had a chance to enjoy the "home water".
    Will

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will it energizes and refreshes beyond word.

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  8. This rain will make for an interesting weekend of fishing. Glad your home water seems to be doing better than mine!

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I was out today just checking streams and boy do they look good.

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  9. There's nothing better than one's own home waters. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. David Knapp
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      Dave agreed. No place like home.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard it's easy doing just that when it's what you love.

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  11. The fish take on the colors of the leaves..perfect camo..nice job Alan..

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    1. penbayman
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      Mike they blend in perfectly, until you see those white fins moving.

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  12. magnificent specimen of little trout, I like of them..

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando they are special little guys.

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  13. gorgeous pictures of possibly the greatest trout species of them all!

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    1. William Linn
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      William you won't get an argument from me on the brook trout being the greatest.

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