Friday, March 25, 2016

Impressions and Impressionistic

Somewhere along the way I read an article about a certain tree and brook trout. The article stated that where you find the hemlock tree you'll find wild brook trout. That article made an impression on me and that still holds firmly today.
In the top photo is a stream I fished the other day, as you see there is an abundance of hemlocks some of which are quite impressive in size. Well the stream was also impressive in the amount of brook trout present.



Here you see a spool of thread, a hook, and feathers, not very impressive. When put together they become something impressionistic.



The fly created by the scant few materials does not represent any one type of insect in the stream, but does represent many.


Its size, overall color, and movement by the hackles tell the trout I'm food.



On this day the brook trout found the impressionistic fly to be impressive, and it left an impression on me.

I love these fish.....



19 comments:

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete you summed it up again.

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  2. Very nice Alan - wishing you a blessed Easter!

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    1. Mark
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      Mark may you and your family experience the same.

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa a wonderful combination.

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  4. Alan
    Another astounding pattern; fished in yet another fantastic stream, does it get any better than this in small stream fishing? Alan you are one lucky fly fisherman!!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I don't think so. Putting yourself in a stream with so many hungry fish most times you'll do OK.

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    1. Chris "Kiwi" Kuhlow
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      Chris I knew you would recognize it.

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    2. Chris, they're also very effective.

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  6. Alan, it's pretty obvious that you've got a love of all your surroundings; trees, water, bugs and of course those beautiful trout.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard there's no doubt that's true....can you blame me?

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  7. Awesome write up Alan! Thats an amazing looking forward hackled fly!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will they give good action in the water, with little effort.

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  8. That looks like a tenkara style of fly? Do you swing those flies the same way you do a typical soft hackle? Hemlocks, brook trout, and cascading water, life is good!! Thank you for the show.

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    1. Brad Basehore
      Brad that is a tenkara style fly, I believe it's call a "Kebari"....I swing them the same as a wet fly, and also fish them upstream.

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  9. Great looking fly, and find on the Hemlock tree. Those are some beautiful trout, and you should love them!

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    1. Justin Carf
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      Justin like heaven on earth.

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