Another Connecticut stream that flows near a red barn. A beautiful stream with lots of interesting pools and an abundance of wind blown timber. It flows through a very steep ravine and it can be a challenge and caution is required. The stream holds wild brown and brook trout, and in the fall takes on some very large brown trout migrating up the little stream in search of spawning area. My luck in this stream has been with brook trout, I think I have only taken one brown. I tend to fish these waters in the spring, and I don't know why for the area has to be awesome as the leaves turn.
I've given this stream the name "Tumbledown Brook", and there are parts of it that you'll do just that.
The stream is well shaded and runs cool. One other inhabitant of the area is the black snake and water snake. Man I've seen a few beauts.
The true reason for fishing here are the brook trout. As you can see they to have a distinct coloration that must have something to do with the water they live in.
They also love to rise to the dry fly.
This wild one has a yellow wing bomber in the corner of its mouth.
As I look at the calendar I see I have only a couple of months to wait until I pass the red barn on the way to "Tumbledown"