A few of my favorite things.....rock walls, hemlocks, riffles, and brook trout. I found all of these on a recent outing to a small stream that was full of bright clean cold water. This day was to be such that I could do no wrong. The flies were hitting the water and not the trees, and the brookies were hungry and willing to tear up a few of my offerings. A New England rock wall it is broken down in places but still maintains that rustic beauty that I love.
Riffles, pools and runs....hemlocks standing like sentries.
A Hares Ear soft hackle drifting through the current was to much for this awesome wild jewel to pass on.
Tumbling and crashing. I have fished this section on every trip to this stream. The only thing yielded has been branches floating down in the current. This day it gave up five of its residents.
A high floating stimulator was the ticket. Better days on the stream...I think not.