Sunday, October 25, 2015

October, "be apart of it"

October's precious days are in decline and fading like the days light. Soon we will be faced with the bleak features of November. I'm not complaining for I can find much to enjoy in any month of the year. The scenes in the photos are Octobers finest, and the last outing I took part in was spectacular.



Walking a woods road the colors just jump out at you, and if there is a stream nearby the leaves on the bottom are enhanced to bring out incredible color.


On this outing I was joined by Kirk and we selected a special blue line to fish and perhaps fool a few natives into taking our flies.


I soon found a willing combatant who quickly pounced on a soft-hackle wet fly. Can anything be more beautiful? Kirk and I had many strikes today and several brook trout to hand.


In a spot as this one can find such peace of mind, all of the distractions that life throws at us are quickly lost. It is here that another native of this stream came calling.


The "Redfin Pickerel" took my soft-hackle and quickly tore up the quiet pool. This "lie-in-wait" predator is at home in brook trout forest.


Some advice.....leave the chores, take this day and go out and be apart of October before it's gone.



18 comments:

  1. October is definitely getting away from us. Halloween is just a week away and before you know it, it'll be Christmas. But, Winter brings downcountry fishing and now that I live in town, it is but a short drive to the lakes.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark the seasons are what we make of them, and you being closer to the water is a big plus in winter fishing.

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  2. Alan
    My first look at the Redfin Pickerel, I can see this fish has no weight problem, love the foliage shots. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill the Redfin is not a large fish, and the stream is not very big either. A big one might run 12 inches.

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  3. How great it is to be able to take in Fall's finery while enjoying our sport. That little pickerel is almost as pretty as your brookies.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard we have but a week left. He was striking in his camo dress.

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  4. Its been an outstanding autumn here too. We don't have the colors that you do back East, but, our aspen and cottonwoods light up the riverbottoms and hillsides nicely.

    Leaf littered woods roads are a pleasure to walk. I always wonder, "what's around the next bend"?

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    1. Lester Kish
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      Lester those forest roads are indeed a pleasure to walk.

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  5. Nice job gents!!! Awesome pickerel you have there!!! Picturesque scenery too!!!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete the redfin was a pleasant surprise. I first thought it was a wild tiger.

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa I took some pictures today that you are going to love.....to post them soon.

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  7. Although I am a dedicated tenkara fisher I too love soft-hackle wet flies. They are wonderful producers. Thank you for your blog.

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    1. Tom Davis
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      Tom those soft-hackles can turn fish on when nothing else will. I have quite a few dedicated Tenkara anglers who visit the blog.

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  8. Hey... two of my favorite fish! That is a gorgeous low gradient stream.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I guessed that from some of your posts. That stream is like pond fishing.

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  9. Hello, Alan, I am back after taking the summer off for family reasons. Missed your posts for sure. You said it yourself, "Incredible", sums up this beautiful post in Fall colors.

    http://grampsfishingjournal.blogspot.com

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