For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, December 14, 2015
One of the best streams in Connecticut........
I was invited to fish a small stream with fellow fly fisher and blogger R.M. Lytle. He had come across this gem of a stream while checking out new places to fish. In several of his posts he has shown some impressive brook trout taken from this stream, which I might add is a spring fed stream with a constant flow of cold water. When we arrived at the stream yesterday morning, parking near a bridge and looking over the stone abutment I was floored with the shear number of brook trout observed. They were scattering for cover just from that brief look. We fished the stream and each move produced the same result, brookies spooked. I think Rowan was the first to hook-up and pricked several more before I brought my first to hand. In one run I counted 9 different rise forms. Fish were taking flies of a very small size. I finally tied on a caddis pattern and my hook-up rate picked up. This stream is one of if not the best stream I've fished for brook trout in Connecticut. And I will tell you this it is the toughest stream in terms of angling. These fish are wild, spooky fish. Very well tuned to their surroundings.
You can see a fine report on Rowans blog.....http://flyfishingcts.blogspot.com/
That's a big buck........
Not much in the way of stream photos...but a secret must be kept. Besides it's Rowans find and he will share the photos on his blog.
The lone brookie to hand that I was able to snap a photo.