Thursday, October 15, 2015

One Of My Ten Best Days

Today was possibly one of the ten best days on a small stream I've ever had. It seemed that everything was perfect. The weather was a ten out of ten. The woods were so quiet you could hear nature talk. The stream was cold and leaf covered, with the bottom so full of leaves of various colors that the fish blended in so well that even the bright sun on them did not spook them. There were several in plain sight of me and they remained there until I cast the fly to close and they darted for cover.

I fished one fly today for that was all that was needed.

These wild brook trout were colored to the max. They were tough and full of fight.


In this pool where the riffled water flows in I fooled several trout. The water was surprisingly deep.


A Connecticut native.


I saw many of these today, most were sitting on leaves close to the water. Perhaps a McGinty would work.


A beautiful stream..............


With beautiful brookies.


This was the last spot I fished this day.


And this was the last fish of the day. Man what could be better?


I put this fly in my box as I was leaving. Home now and the fly is in plastic and put into the journal.










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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa the camera does not really capture the beauty.

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  2. Nice going; you had a great one there, Alan. Indeed, the weather was beautiful, crisp and colorful here, as well, though now the rain has moved in again. Had a nice afternoon with the trout, myself, this last day of the regular inland season here in NY.

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    1. Walt Franklin
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      Walt we must take it all in for this season moves fast. Glad you were able to get out on NY's last day.

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  3. You just can't beat that setting. The leaves have been changing and filling my local waters with beautiful colors. I love that last picture of your fly at the end of the day, and the story it tells.

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    1. Justin Carfagnini
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      Justin that fly was hurting at the end. Beautiful time to be afield.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright
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      Jim, they're good times.

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  5. You had an awesome day my friend. One of the top ten for sure! Everything was aligned for you, the weather, the foliage and of course the Brook Trout! Certainly an enjoyable day on the stream!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete it all came together, except the fly at the end, it came apart.

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  6. Great day my friend! Also, I'm researching what I believe is another Connecticut brookie pond. Both ponds have inflows and outflows with streams that have good populations of brook trout. Both are down by me. Going to pay a visit to one this weekend. Pretty amazing.

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    1. Apache Trout
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      John that's interesting. Ponds can grow some nice trout, but do require different tactics to catch them.
      Hope to get a report on your visit.

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  7. Some fantastic color on those brook trout! The leaves must have been tough to deal with if you were fishing a wet fly!

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    1. Mark
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      They seemed to be in competition with each other. The leaves were a bit of a pain.

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  8. That last fly looks like my flies before I fish them. The pictures tell the story, looks like an incredible day. Glad you captured and shared it for us. Awesome!

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    1. Drew LooknFishy
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      Drew, brookies have super sharp teeth, those needles can tear up a fly. It was one of those outings that you bring back to share when the winter has us looked in.

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    1. Eddie Wolf
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      I appreciate the comment.

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  10. A little late to the party Alan since I was oogling some similar looking brookies here in Colorado. Your pictures tell the story of a happy man. I had my best outing that I've had in a good long time.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard late is good, never is the problem. I saw that report on your trip, Awesome friend.

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  11. Alan
    Congrats on a banner day, they certainly don't come around often. Did you have any trouble hanging up on the leaves, they look quite thick on the surface; really quality brook trout on this outing. thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill the leaves were a problem, but not to the point of "I can't take this anymore". Some areas of the stream they really stack up, others were pretty clear.

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  12. That is a wonderful day for sure!

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan a journal entry for sure.

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  13. All I can say is beautiful.. Your pictures are one in a million of the brookies and scenery.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam thank you but much of the credit has to go to the subjects and the camera.

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  14. One of my ten best days looking at these pictures. Thanks for sharing what you do.

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    1. Parachute Adams
      Sam I love to share my experiences afield. I'm very happy that you find enjoyment from viewing them.

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  15. Days like that are what it is all about.

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    1. Bill
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      Bill if only we could hold a few of them in our pocket for a take out in January.

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  16. Beautiful! All of it just beautiful!!! Which was the dutifully and honorably discharged fly on this fine day? Thank you

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    1. J Hayes
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      It was a no-name olive and pheasant bead head soft hackle.
      An easy simple tie, but very effective.

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  17. Can't imagine a better day astream. Catching wild fish where Nature intended them to be. I'd rather do that than fishing for Frankenfish any day.

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    1. Tenkara Ambassador
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      I agree with you my friend.

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  18. My goodness, Alan, the Kype on that brookie! What a trophy that one was. Epic.

    I love how you saved the fly, I saved the beat up fly from my last "top ten" day too. It makes me happy every time I see it.

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    1. Klags
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      Adam he was certainly the king of that pool. I have many such flies saved. It's a nice thing to save from our best days on the streams.

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